Nieuws - 15 juni 2006

Disposable beakers

Friday 9 June, students from the environmental campaign group Jongeren Milieu Actief (JMA) poured coffee and tea during lunch for every student and employee who brought their own mug. The students’ action was intended to draw attention to the fact that the automatic drinks machines use plastic disposable beakers. The rector, Professor Martin Kropff, came specially with his own mug, and drank a cup of coffee. He said he was in favour of the initiative and would look into whether it is possible to use environment-friendly bioplastic for the re-usable beakers that Wageningen UR uses. / JH