Latte Levy

From January 2019, Commercial Services will be introducing a 20p charge for single use coffee cups, just like the 5p plastic bag initiative.

We are constantly looking for new ways to reduce the negative environmental impact of our business at every stage of our procedures, from selecting suppliers through to production and delivery. Currently over 380,000 single-use coffee cups are used across campus at the University of York per year, and we hope to see these figures dramatically decrease with the introduction of this scheme.
As an incentive to reducing single-use plastic waste at the University of York, we will be encouraging customers to join the YORCUP scheme or bring their own mugs. The YORCUP scheme will begin in January 2019, and YORCUPS' will also be on sale from January 2019. To read more about this product please visit
The 20p levy will be ring-fenced towards YORCUP and other sustainable initiatives carried out by YUSU's Commercial Services and University of York's Commercial Services 
If you require further information please do not hesitate to contact Arnaud Rustan, Commercial Services Catering and Hospitality Operations Manager: