Greenpeace Greece encouraging cafés to offer Bring Your Own Cup discounts
Greeks go through an estimated 300 million plastic single use coffee cups every year. Which is what Greenpeace Greece kicked off the Sto Potiri Mou ('In My Cup') campaign this January, encouraging cafeterias to join the fight against single-use plastics by promising to give a discount to everyone who comes in with their own reusable cup, instead of getting a single-use one.
The minimum discount amount is EUR 0.10 (USD 0.12), but cafes (so far, 80+ outlets are participating) are free to choose the amount themselves. The average discount is currently EUR 0.25, but some places offer discounts as big as EUR 0.50 cents, according to Greenpeace. More at Greek Reporter.