Published on November 20, 2019


Travel students at North Hertfordshire College have been delving deeper into ecological issues in the world to help them design an inspirational reusable drinks cup and in turn, help to reduce the impact of single-use plastic in the environment.

Working alongside Bambuubrush students spent a number of weeks researching issues affecting the environment. Their research gave them some staggering facts and figures that they had not considered before. Using this research they then designed a reusable water bottle or travel cup.

Pitching their ideas to a panel of judges from the college’s senior management team and Bambuubrush, the winning design will go into production, thanks to the support of the Pears #iwill fund, and will be sold to staff and students at North Hertfordshire College. Proceeds from the sale of these bottles will go to the College’s charity of the year.

Tommie and Rebecca, Bambuubrush creators said: “It has been incredible to work with the travel and business students at NHC, to see their interest grow in a topic in which is so important and topical right now and to see their enthusiasm presenting their pitches to us.”

Travel tutor Vicky Lang said “The students are loving working with Bambuubrush. They have been inspired to do more for the college and their environment and keep coming up with fantastic ways to make a difference they have been educated through the knowledge and experience of Tommie and Rebecca.”

Travel Student Anelia IIieva said: “This project has taught us that we are the ones who can help shape our future environment.”

And Ellie McMillan, also a Travel student said: “it was great to come together and help each other on the Bambuubrush project, I have shared what I have learnt with my family and friends too.”