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    • MSE Callum
    • By MSE Callum 5th Jan 18, 11:48 AM
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    MSE News: Starbucks to trial paper cup charge in central London stores
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    MSE News: Starbucks to trial paper cup charge in central London stores 5th Jan 18 at 11:48 AM
    Starbucks will trial a 5p charge on the use of paper cups in some London stores from next month - to encourage customers to use reusable drink containers...
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    • dekaspace
    • By dekaspace 5th Jan 18, 1:33 PM
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    It ain't for the goodness of others its to save them costs manufacturing cups
    • jon81uk
    • By jon81uk 5th Jan 18, 1:48 PM
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    My biggest annoyance is often when I tell the Starbucks staff I want to drink in and I still get a paper cup. They could cut down on waste and rubbish and offer a better service simply by making sure their staff actually do their job properly and use ceramic cups!
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    • By The Green Hornet 5th Jan 18, 3:20 PM
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    • zerog
    • By zerog 5th Jan 18, 5:03 PM
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    • 5th Jan 18, 5:03 PM
    My biggest annoyance is often when I tell the Starbucks staff I want to drink in and I still get a paper cup. They could cut down on waste and rubbish and offer a better service simply by making sure their staff actually do their job properly and use ceramic cups!
    Originally posted by jon81uk
    That's a good point.

    What about drinks that have to go in a plastic cup i.e. the cold stuff (for when it's a bit warmer)

    Anyway they could just raise their prices by 5p across the board and people will still keep paying for their coffees.

    I rarely drink coffee at these sorts of places (less than once a month) and I'm not going to be carrying a cup around, so I guess I will be a victim of this surcharge.
    • Sparx
    • By Sparx 5th Jan 18, 8:01 PM
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    Our country just gets dafter and dafter. Better make sure I now carry around my empty shopping bags and an empty mug in case I fancy shopping or going for a hot drink anywhere... There are many more priorities to be dealt with by MPs and our Government, much, much more.
    • robin58
    • By robin58 6th Jan 18, 3:49 AM
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    Well I will be saving hundreds of pounds as I don't drink in these overpriced 'cafes'.

    I have never set foot in a Starbucks or Costa Coffee or independent for that matter. And don't intend to do so anytime soon.
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    • firefox1956
    • By firefox1956 6th Jan 18, 4:02 PM
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    Well I will be saving hundreds of pounds as I don't drink in these overpriced 'cafes'.

    I have never set foot in a Starbucks or Costa Coffee or independent for that matter. And don't intend to do so anytime soon.
    Originally posted by robin58
    Neither do I
    • Cisco001
    • By Cisco001 8th Jan 18, 12:08 PM
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    • 8th Jan 18, 12:08 PM
    Is this 25p Levy apply to all paper cup or coffee shop only?
    How about those for soft drinks in fast food restaurant?
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