Starbucks sees 156% boost in reusable cups after 5p charge

Introduction of 5p charge, paper and biodegradable plastic straws, are just some of the mechanisms that  this company uses in the battle against the global pollution.

Image: Beer Pintusan/Shutterstock Starbucks has revealed an increase in reusable cups after it introduced a 5p charge. The coffee chain retailer is trialling the levy for three months across 35 stores in London – and saw a 156% boost in reusable cups in the first six weeks. Almost 6% of consumers took advantage of a 25p discount for using reusable cups, compared to 2.2% before the charge was introduced. The percentage of people bringing their own cup or tumbler since the launch of the 5p charge increased to 5.9% in the stores – up from 2.2% prior to the […]

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