UK coffee chain Boston Tea Party becomes first to ban disposable cups outright

On Friday, June 1st, 2018, independently-owned Boston Tea Party became the UK’s first cafe chain to implement a complete ban on disposable, single-use cups.

The company, which has 21 branches across South West England and the Midlands, requires takeaway customers to bring their own reusable cup, take advantage of their loan scheme or purchase a biodegradable, bamboo “Ecoffee” cup, subsidized and available at cost price.

More at The Independent.