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How are coffee chains in the UK tackling plastic waste?


Plastic pollution is becoming an increasing concern as emerging research continues to show just how much damage it’s doing to our planet.

Hence many of us are looking for ways to tweak our daily routines in order to reduce our plastic usage, and a number of UK coffee chains are aiding the transition.

Boston Tea Party and AMT Coffee are just two of the companies implementing measures to encourage customers to use less plastic in the last few months, and major chains have been offering a discount to those who bring in reusable cups for years.

Such measures are now more necessary than ever before, with a report from the Environmental Audit Committee last year stating that the UK throws away 2.5 billion disposable coffee cups every year, and less than one per cent of those are recycled.

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