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Starbucks Wants Gatwick Travellers to Stop Using Paper Cups

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Starbucks Coffee Gatwick Airport trials reusable cup scheme Zute Lightfoot

Starbucks wants travellers to ditch paper cups

The only global coffee chain with a boss who was hubristic enough to hint at, but not really run for U.S. president is taking a more achievable step to improving the world. Starbucks will trial a 2,000 strong circulation of reusable cups at Gatwick Airport, with dedicated drop-off points for dirty cups. Anyone in need of paper will have to take the extra 5p that currently goes on at all Starbucks stores. The sort-of closed loop of an airport seems like a smart place to encourage further reuse — if only for one type of airport person — provided, of course, that coffee drinkers don’t fly away with their cup. It’s worth noting that drop-off points are in the South Terminal only, and also worth noting that dining at Gatwick doesn’t have to be terrible. [Propel]

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