Pret A Manger now offers 50 pence discount to those who bring their own cup
Pret A Manger customers in the UK can now get a 50 pence discount on the price of hot drinks if they bring their own mug as the sandwich chain bids to reduce waste.
The company said it hoped the improved offer would “help change habits”.
A survey by ICM in 2017 suggested that, across the UK, just one in 400 single-use cups is recycled, because the waterproof plastic lining is difficult to separate from the external paper layer.
Academics at Cardiff University estimated that UK consumers use 2.5 billion disposable coffee cups every year - or 5,000 every minute.
More in this article in the Independent.