Sell things in Bulk in the SUSU Shop

Bridie Matthews submitted on

Wednesday 7th February 2018


Pasta, rice and other food, as well shampoo and cleaning products, can easily be sold in bulk using reusable containers. This can reduce the amount of plastic pakaging ending up in landfill and in the enviroment. 


Here, you can view the complete set of official responses from the sabbatical officers regarding this submission.

Students' Union replied on

Thursday 8th Mar 2018 2:20pm

Hi Bridie, 

After chatting with the relevant staff within the Union, we are struggling to find space, both for storage and shop display, for this initative within the SUSU Shop. However, staff are going to be looking into this further over the summer, when there is time to look at the supply chain solutions which may impact on this project more favourably. 


I hope this helps.

Kind regards, 

Sam Higman - Vice President Welfare

Students' Union replied on

Friday 23rd Feb 2018 11:04am

Hi Bridie, thanks for your idea. Bulk bins are amazing to help cut down on the consumption of unnecessary and single-use plastic. Sheffield Union have recently implemeneted a similar scheme in their Shop -

As this idea submission has now reached over 25 positive votes, which means we as a Union are mandated to look into it. I will post another update here once we know more, but I will also post on my Facebook, so make sure to follow that:

If you have any other questions, feel free to email me at


Kind regards,

Sam Higman - Vice President Welfare


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