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Vegan Charity Urges Coffee Chains To Remove Plant Milk Surcharge


Global vegan organisation Veganuary is calling on coffee chains including Pret A Manger and Starbucks to remove the surcharge on plant-based milks.

The call coincides with World Plant Milk Day on Thursday 22 August – an annual celebration of plant-based alternatives to dairy milk.

Common plant milks include almond, coconut, rice, soy and oat and are offered in many coffee chains around the world.

However, Veganuary claims that some high street chains currently charge 20-50p extra when customers choose plant milk – a surcharge the charity states is “a tax on climate-conscious customers”.

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