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Disposable cups (2017)

Request

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  1. How many disposable cups has the House of Commons catering department purchased in each year for the last five years?
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How many reusable plastic cups have been purchased for sale and how many have been sold, in each year for the last five years?

Response

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  1. How many disposable cups has the House of Commons catering department purchased in each year for the last five years?
    This information is held by the House of Commons.
    The number of disposable cups purchased by Catering Services in each of the last five years.
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  3. How many reusable plastic cups have been purchased for sale and how many have been sold, in each year for the last five years?
    We have interpreted your request for reusable plastic cups to refer to the type of insulated plastic lidded mugs (‘Keep Cups’) that can be reused over a period of time. Please let us know if this is not correct.
    This information is held by the House of Commons.
    The number of reusable plastic ‘Keep Cups’ purchased for sale and sold in each of the last five years.
    It may help you to know that our approach to responsible catering is detailed in our brochure . Information about our environmental measures - and specifically cups - is detailed on page 16.