South Korean government to promote 'bring your own cup' discounts

A bring-your-own-bottle scheme for cafes and fast food restaurants guaranteeing discounts is one of the key proposals in a blueprint for 2018 by Korea's Ministry of Environment.

Customers who bring their own drinking container to one of 16 coffeehouse chains or five fast food franchises participating in the program will be able to receive discounts of up to 10 percent as well as free refills. To qualify for the perks, individuals must bring their own cup or tumbler. 

A spokesperson for the Ministry of Environment said, “Currently, 12 coffeehouse brands and five fast food chains are participating in the discount scheme, but the number of participants may grow as new coffee brands emerge. More at The Korea Bizwire.