26 Apr '18, 10am

@cityboyben Hi Ben, you can find out more info about what we're doing with our straws here:

Starbucks reports 150% increase in reusable cup use In its first-ever 5p paper cup charge Starbucks UK sees encouraging mid-trial results 54 UK Starbucks stores to also trial biodegradable straws in May Thursday 26th April : Starbucks today reveals results from the first six weeks of a three-month trial, evaluating the impact of a 5p paper cup charge in 35 stores [1] across the City, West End, and west London. Results show reusable cup usage has increased by 156.6% in the trial stores, measured by the number of customers redeeming the 25p reusable cup discount. Today Starbucks also announces a trial in 54 stores in London and Manchester to test alternative solutions for plastic straws. The trial, starting in May, will test two new straw alternatives, including a paper and biodegradable plastic straw. Starbucks-commissioned research in February[2] found that almost half (48...

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