Payments on single-use plastic cups: FOI release

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

FOI reference: FOI/18/03379
Date received: 14 November 2018
Date responded: 26 November 2018
Information requested

You asked for: 

Details of any Scottish Government payments on single-use plastic cups in the last three years, including a full breakdown of the costs, quantity and date purchased.


The Scottish Government provided single use plastic cups via the Catering and FM Services contracts.  I can confirm that in the 3 year period from 1 October 2015 to 31 October 2018 that the Scottish Government purchased the following.

Catering Contract

1,517,366 plastic cups purchased. Due to the nature of the invoicing on this contract, it is not possible to break down the figures further or provide costs

FM Services Contract

Please see attached document.

About FOI

The Scottish Government is committed to publishing all information released in response to Freedom of Information requests. View all FOI responses at
FOI-18-03379 - information released (tabulated)


Please quote the FOI reference
Central Enquiry Unit 
Phone: 0300 244 4000 

The Scottish Government 
St Andrew's House 
Regent Road 

Back to top