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

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

 
 

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