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Starbucks launches 5p plastic cup charge nationwide from TODAY - MSE News

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Starbucks will charge customers 5p extra for its paper cups in all UK stores from today, after a successful trial earlier this year...
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  • KTF
    KTF Posts: 4,820 Forumite
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    Not that this is a plan to get people to buy their branded reusable mugs or anything...
  • problemcashback
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    KTF wrote: »
    Not that this is a plan to get people to buy their branded reusable mugs or anything...


    It’s much bigger than that though is it, you can buy cups anywhere.

    I want to see how they handle the busy times when they just use paper cups. Also it’s funny the aren’t doing this in the US where it’s always take away and if you ask for a normal one you get an odd look.
  • nomoneytoday
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    They gave away free mugs about a month ago :)


    However, I didn't like the 5p charge, not because it's only 5p, but because the barista charged it without mentioning it. At least with a carrier bag you knew they were going to cost 5p before visiting a supermarket :)
  • aj23_2
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    KTF wrote: »
    Not that this is a plan to get people to buy their branded reusable mugs or anything...

    You can use any branded or refillable mug in any brand of coffee shop.
  • aj23_2
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    Good. People who dink in yet ask for a disposable annoy me.
  • pumpkin89
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    I can't see 5p being enough to make a difference, given the cost of Starbucks' drinks.
  • aj23_2
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    pumpkin89 wrote: »
    I can't see 5p being enough to make a difference, given the cost of Starbucks' drinks.

    With how many Starbuck's there are, and how many they sell, 5p per drink would make a massive difference to their income. They will probably push for you to use disposable as a result.
  • problemcashback
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    aj23 wrote: »
    With how many Starbuck's there are, and how many they sell, 5p per drink would make a massive difference to their income. They will probably push for you to use disposable as a result.


    someone didnt read the article :)


    "All UK Starbucks customers who get their drink in a disposable cup will be charged 5p, which will be donated to environmental charity Hubbub."
  • KTF
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    aj23 wrote: »
    You can use any branded or refillable mug in any brand of coffee shop.
    But how many people do you actually see turning up with a reusable cup?
  • jeradon
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    I have their reusable cup that I always forgot to bring.
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