Monday, 26 February 2018

Starbucks to charge 5p for disposable coffee cups in 35 London stores



Starbucks have started charging 5p for disposable coffee cups in 35 London stores as part of a three-month trial.

 
The chain will implement a so-called "latte levy" in a bid to reduce waste, with proceeds donated to an environmental charity.


An estimated 2.5bn disposable cups are thrown away each year, in the UK.


Simon Redfern, of Starbucks Europe, said: "We're hoping that this charge will remind customers to rethink their use of single-use plastic-lined cups."


In January a report by the Environmental Audit Committee called for a 25p tax on disposable coffee cups to be used to improve the UK's recycling and reprocessing facilities.





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