Heathrow To Recycle 13.5m Coffee Cups A Year

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Coffee shops might be interested in banning disposable coffee cups after Heathrow revealed its pledge to cut down on unnecessary waste by recycling 13.5 million coffee cups a year.

As part of new plans to reduce its environmental impact, it will bring in a standardised recyclable cup that is sold across the airport to avoid each retailer having to give different cups to customers.

John Holland-Kaye, Heathrow’s chief executive, reiterated the airport’s commitment to help the environment.

“This announcement takes us one step further, ensuring all single-use coffee cups at the airport are able to be recycled with additional support from Heathrow,” he stated.

“It’s time to wake up and smell the coffee – join us in banning single-use coffee cups in your office today so that we can make a difference to tomorrow,” Me Holland-Kaye stated.

More than 13.5 million coffee cups are used at Heathrow Airport each year, but the travel hub aims to reduce this dramatically through the implementation of points around the airport where its standardised cup can be collected.

After this, it intends to introduce reusable cups so customers are not given single-use cups at all.

Many cafes have been doing their bit to help the environment lately, and Starbucks recently revealed its new 100 per cent recyclable and compostable coffee cup.

Last month, iNews reported that Starbucks will introduce the first recyclable disposable cup over the next three years, as the coffee giant is responsible for a huge number of single-use cups around the world.

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