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The University of Southampton
Sustainability

Food and drinks

Across our campuses, we continually make changes to improve the sustainability of our catering outlets and to reduce single use plastics.

We’ve introduced alternatives to plastic packaging, cutlery and stirrers, and we reward those who bring their own reusable cups into our cafes.

You’ll find an increasing number of vegan and vegetarian options in our food outlets, and our chefs are looking at reducing their use of beef and using more locally sourced ingredients.

The National Oceanography Centre cafe and the Arlott Bar on Highfield Campus are now palm oil free, and it’s our aim to remove palm oil from all of our catering outlets by 2022.

The team at NOCS have also experimented with creating meals that are plastic-free from source to plate.

What you can do

Please bring your own reusable coffee cup into our cafes. These are available to buy across our campuses, and we’ll give you an extra stamp on your hot drink loyalty card each time as a thank you.

If you’re buying food to take away, considering bringing your own container.

And, of course, use your own water bottle. There are a growing number of water fountains on our campuses so that you can fill up throughout the day.

Find out more about food and drink options on the Catering website.

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