UK-based coffee chain Boston Tea Party's sales fall by £250,000 after banning single-use cups; calls for major brands to follow suit

Read so far

UK-based coffee chain Boston Tea Party's sales fall by £250,000 after banning single-use cups; calls for major brands to follow suit

April 05, 2019 - 02:52
Posted in:

LONDON, April 5, 2019 (BBC) -An independent coffee chain said it has seen sales fall by £250,000 since it banned single use cups last summer.

Boston Tea Party (BTP) has called for major national and international brands to follow suit.

Owner Sam Roberts said it had factored the loss in takings into its plans and that too many operators were "putting their profits before the planet".

Rebecca Burgess, chief executive of plastic pollution campaign group City to Sea, praised BTP's "bravery".

The chain, which has 22 branches around England and is based in Bristol, started the ban in June 2018.

BBC News-Coffee cup ban: Boston Tea Party's sales fall by £250k

RISI is not responsible for the reliability or availability of content on external websites.