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The international coffee shop chain Starbucks will start giving customers a discount if they bring their own cups. The discount is part a two-month trial cafes England. Starbucks said it wants to reduce the amount waste and recycle more. The vice president Starbucks UK said: "Starbucks is committed to increasing recycling rates and reusable cups are a key part our overall waste reduction strategy." Bosses will look the success of the trial and then decide if they will continue it. The company wants to cut down the huge number of paper cups that are put the trash. Customers who bring their own mugs will get a discount on all drinks, except the cafe's cheaper filter coffee.

The issue disposable paper cups has been in the news England a lot recently. Around 2.5 billion them are thrown away every year – that's about seven million cups every day. Journalists have said that some coffee chains lie how many paper cups they recycle. The journalists say the companies do not recycle as many cups as they say they do. This means customers wrongly believe that a coffee shop is environmentally friendly. A recycling service the UK said that fewer than one 400 paper cups at coffee shop chains are recycled. One coffee drinker said she would now bring her own cup. She said: "I am disappointed that cafes recycle so little. I thought they were more responsible."

 
 

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