Latte levy backs re­us­able cups

The Northern Star - - NEWS -

STAR­BUCKS in Lon­don will charge cus­tomers five pence (about nine cents) for or­der­ing their teas and cof­fee in a pa­per cup from next month. The move is a bid to get more peo­ple to use re­us­able cups. Star­bucks will run the three-month trial in 25 cof­fee shops in Lon­don. The cof­fee chain said it wanted to see if the ad­di­tional charge on pa­per cups would en­cour­age peo­ple to use re­us­able ones. The news came as Bri­tish MPs called for a 25p tax on “dis­pos­able” cof­fee cups and threat­ened to ban them al­to­gether if the levy fell flat.


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