No Excuse for Single Use

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We joined the global war on plastic some time ago. We stopped using plastic straws and plastic bottles, and have always done what we can to reduce, reuse and recycle. However, the elephant in the room was still the vast amount of single use coffee cups which left our cafes, only to be tossed into a bin, or worse, on the ground.

The figures are astonishing.

Only 1 in 400 (0.25%) of the estimated 2.5 billion plastic coated coffee cups* used in the UK each year are recycled. 4%, approximately 500,000, are littered every day. The rest (95.75%) go into landfill. Many compostable alternatives also end up in landfill as there aren’t enough accessible facilities in the UK to compost them.

We looked at the reality of the situation and realised there was only one way forward that would really make a difference. To stop issuing single use coffee cups altogether.

The response we’ve had to the ban is incredible. This was a decision we made in line with our ethos of Making Things Better and it seems as though people are up for joining us in our mission to eradicate coffee cup waste.

We’re proud to be the first and we want others to join us. With your help this can be a movement.

We realise this will mean an adjustment in the short term, but hope you agree it’s the right thing to do.