More free reusable mugs and water fountains to be made available

Since Welcome Weekend, DMU has distributed a whopping 21,000 reusable mugs to staff and students. During the first week of the new prices being introduced, 80 per cent of hot drinks purchased on campus were made using the new DMU reusable mug – totalling a combined 6,922 coffees, teas and hot chocolates. 

We’re delighted with the take up so far and the joint efforts to help remove single-use plastics from campus which is a key part of our commitment to support the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). To keep the momentum going and ensure more people can get a free reusable mug, our Sustainability team are offering a collection service for anyone who missed out during the first two weeks of term.

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Where can I collect my free reusable mug?

Reusable mugs will be available for collection from the Estates Services Building between the times of 1-3pm on weekdays until Friday 9 November. Unfortunately, we do not have an unlimited supply so please collect one while you still can during this period. Distance learner students who only visit the campus infrequently at weekends will be able to collect from the Security office. You will still need to display a staff or student ID card to pick up your mug. By using your reusable mug at the coffee shops across campus you’ll save 25p for every tea, hot chocolate or coffee you purchase. This means doing your bit for the environment can also help you save a bit of extra cash to spend on other things.

Water Fountains at DMU

Another major feature of our sustainability goals and service to staff and students is the extensive availability of water points across campus. Hot water to make your own tea or coffee while on campus is available in the Campus Centre, Kimberlin Library and the Food Village area. New cold water fountains are being installed indoors in the below locations over the next three weeks, so keep a look out. You will be able to use these new water filler locations to fill bottles as well as your DMU reusable mug.

Building

Location

The Venue

Ground floor

QEII

Ground floor

Portland

Ground floor

Heritage House

Ground floor

Hawthorn

Lower ground floor

Eric Wood

Second floor

Eric Wood

First floor

Eric Wood

Ground floor

Clephan

Second floor

Campus Centre

Ground floor

Bede Island

Ground floor

The Greenhouse

Ground floor

Leicester Business School

Ground floor

Existing cold water fountains can be found in the below locations: 

Building

Location

Fountain

Bottle Fill

Beaumont Park

Corridor

Yes

Yes

Campus Centre

2.10 corridor

Yes

Yes

Eric Wood

Ground floor Learning Zone

Yes

Yes

Edith Murphy

0.2

Yes

Yes

Edith Murphy

2nd floor corridor

Yes

Yes

Edith Murphy

4th floor corridor

Yes

Yes

Edith Murphy

5th floor corridor

Yes

Yes

Edith Murphy

6th floor corridor

Yes

Yes

Gateway House

Reception ground floor

Yes

No

Gateway House

3rd floor corridor

Yes

Yes

Gateway House

6th floor corridor

No

Yes

Hawthorn

0.20a corridor

Yes

Yes

Hawthorn

00.37 breakout area

Yes

Yes

Hugh Aston

0.11, 0.71

Yes

Yes

Hugh Aston

1.01

Yes

Yes

Hugh Aston

2.03

Yes

Yes

Hugh Aston

3.02, 3.52

Yes

Yes

Hugh Aston

4.75

Yes

Yes

Hugh Aston

5.108

Yes

Yes

Hugh Aston

6.110,

Yes

Yes

Innovation Centre

reception

No

Yes

Innovation

1 M8

No

Yes

Innovation

2nd floor lobby

No

Yes

Kimberlin

Ground floor café

No

Yes

Kimberlin

1st floor lobby

Yes

Yes

Kimberlin

2nd floor lobby

Yes

Yes

Mill Studios

0.21

Yes

No

Mill Studios

1.01

Yes

No

Mill Studios

2.01

Yes

No

Pace

0.09

Yes

No

Pace

1m.09

Yes

No

Philip Tasker

Ground floor lobby

Yes

Yes

Philip Tasker

3rd floor

Yes

Yes

Portland

Ground floor lobby

Yes

Yes

Queens

0.03a

Yes

Yes

Queens

1.03

Yes

Yes

Queens

1.03a

Yes

No

Queens

1.13

Yes

Yes

Queens

2.33

Yes

No

Queens

3.33

Yes

No

QE11

0.06 corridor

Yes

Yes

QE11

1st floor lobby

Yes

Yes

Vijay Patel

0.71

Yes

Yes

Vijay Patel

1.09

Yes

Yes

Vijay Patel

5.04

Yes

Yes

Vijay Patel

Food Village

No

Yes

Watershed

Ground floor lobby

Yes

Yes

We’ll be releasing a more visual guide of where to find our water fountains very soon, so keep a look out on our social media channels.

A big thanks to everyone for choosing to reuse as we do our bit to create a more sustainable planet!

Posted on Tuesday 16th October 2018

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