Did you know that takeaway coffee cups are almost impossible to recycle? The UK throws away seven million cups a day, or 2.5 billion per year. The vast majority are only used once - for the length of time it takes to throw back a macchiato or slurp through a latte - and then relegated to landfill. You can find out more here.
So what can you do? If you can't go without your daily takeaway coffee fix, why not invest in a reusable cup? They're affordable, last far beyond your morning cappuccino, and many coffee shops offer a discount incentive when you use yours.
MDXSU sells a reusable MDXSU coffee cup for just £1.75 (less than buying a coffee!), which saves you 20p on each hot drink you buy on campus. You can buy yours from coffee outlets across campus - in the Quad, Ritterman, library and Joe's Cafe in the Grove.