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Thursday, April 26, 2018

Coffee chain Boston Tea Party 'first' to ban disposable cups

An independent coffee chain is believed to be the first in the UK to ban the sale of hot drinks in disposable cups.

From 1 June, Boston Tea Party, which has 21 branches around England, will only sell hot drinks in reusable cups.

Customers must either bring their own mug, buy one in store or pay a deposit on one they can return to any branch.

Supermarket giant Waitrose has made a similar pledge to stop using disposable cups by autumn while Costa Coffee has vowed to improve on recycling.

Boston Tea Party owner Sam Roberts said that to carry on handing out 300,000 disposable cups a year was "senseless".



Anonymous said...

Or just bring your own Styrofoam Cup... by the way i didnt see how they were accurately measuring out each cup of coffee, im willing to bet someone will try to use a container the size of a big gulp for the fun of it.

Anonymous said...

Wawa offers a discount for using your own togo cup/mug/tumbler. They don't seem to have a problem figuring out how much coffee/what to charge.

Anonymous said...

I think this is a great idea. It makes sense and cuts done on trash in the landfill.