Latest News

Waitrose bans disposable cups from its coffee shops



Waitrose is to remove all takeaway disposable cups from its coffee shops by autumn 2018, saving more than 52 million cups a year.


Customers will be asked to bring their own reusable cup to use rather than being offered a disposable coffee cup when they go through the checkout.    

The retailer will initially remove disposable cups in nine branches from the end of this month to understand how to manage the changeover as smoothly as possible for customers before rolling it out across all stores by the autumn.

Tor Harris, head of sustainability and responsible sourcing at Waitrose, says: “We realise this is a major change, but we believe removing all takeaway disposable cups is the right thing to do for our business and are confident the majority of customers will support the environmental benefits. It underlines our commitment to plastic and packaging reduction and our aim is to deliver this as quickly as possible.”

Waitrose has also announced plans to train 800 baristas to give an even better hospitality service in its cafes.

Archive

Community-owned chippy opens near Solihull

A fish and chip shop which opens in Birmingham today is promising to invest all its profits back into the local community

Deliveroo gives away £5k golden birthday burgers

To celebrate its fifth birthday, online food delivery company Deliveroo has teamed up with Five Guys to offer customers a chance to win £5,000 every day this week

One week left before paper £10 is withdrawn

Fish and chip shop owners are being reminded that The Bank of England will withdraw legal tender status of the paper £10 note featuring Charles Darwin next week

BTC piles on the pressure as net EU migration falls

The British Takeaway Campaign is calling for changes to the immigration system after the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show net EU migration is at the lowest for five years.
<< Newer
8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17
Older >>