11 Apr '18, 10am

UK supermarket to eliminate all to-go coffee cups from stores

UK supermarket to eliminate all to-go coffee cups from stores

It would have been nice to know this when I lived in England, but British supermarket Waitrose has long been offering free in-store coffee for its loyalty card customers. While that makes for a nice gesture in terms of customer relations, however, it also generates a lot of unnecessary waste. So as activists urge Starbucks to hurry up with cup recycling , one might also expect brands like Waitrose to seek to get ahead of the game with their own recyclable cups. Not so, however. Waitrose is going one better. By the Fall of 2018, Waitrose will eliminate all single use, disposable coffee cups from its stores . Here's how they explain what's going down: We have committed to removing all takeaway disposable coffee cups from our shops by autumn 2018. As myWaitrose members you will continue to have the option to enjoy a free tea or coffee from your shop’s self-serve machine as a ...

Full article: https://www.treehugger.com/corporate-responsibility/uk-su...

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