Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Waitrose to stop using disposable coffee cups

Waitrose is to stop using disposable coffee cups as part of its drive to reduce plastics and packaging.
The company said the initiative will be rolled out to all stores by the autumn - saving more than 52 million cups a year.
Disposable cups will initially be removed from nine branches from 30 April in Banbury, Oxfordshire; Billericay, Essex; Ipswich, Newmarket and Sudbury in Suffolk; Norwich and Wymondham in Norfolk; Upminster, east London, and Fitzroy Street in Cambridge.

Members of the myWaitrose loyalty scheme will still be able to get their free tea or coffee from self-service machines as a reward for shopping at the supermarket - but will have to bring their own reusable cup.

They will be unable to claim their free hot drink in the chain's 180 in-store cafes, to avoid customers without a reusable cup who cannot use the self-service machines putting increased pressure on the catering areas, the company said.

SKY      News.

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