Usage of plastic water bottles and cups

FOI request reference: F0059554
Publication date: November 2019




Request & response

Could you please confirm how many plastic water bottles and cups are used per year in the National Archives, including for conferences in 2017, 2018 and 2019?


Information back from our Estates purchasing team is:

2017 = 100,000

2018= 114,000

2019= 20,000

These are our plastic polystyrene disposable cups

We recently changed Catering provider in October 2018, so do not have plastic water bottle information prior to that. However, consumption for the period 8th October to 3rd November 2019 was as follows:

1. Total of 7,724 500ml bottles (plastic) of water sold at TNA, of which
a. 5,400 sold to Public
b. 2,324 sold to Staff