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Data on disposable and reusable cups: FOI release

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.
Published:
21 Dec 2017
Data on disposable and reusable cups: FOI release

FOI reference: FOI/17/02840
Date received: 21 November 2017
Date responded: 20 December 2017

Information requested

In relation to coffee cups could you please disclose:

  • The number of disposable cups that been purchased in the 12 months, broken down by Scottish Government Directorate.

  • The number of reusable cups that been purchased in the 12 months, broken down by Scottish Government Directorate.

Response

The Scottish Government provides catering services, through a contractor,at nine sites across Scotland. I can confirm that in the 12 month period from 1 September 2016 to 31 August 2017, the Scottish Government purchased the following at these sites:

  • 446,056 disposable cups
  • 1023 re-usable cups – this comprises both plastic, travel-mug style, cups for resale to Scottish Government staff and ceramic cups for use in staff restaurants.

The Scottish Government does not hold this information broken down by Directorate.

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Central Enquiry Unit
Email: ceu@gov.scot
Phone: 0300 244 4000

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