Waitrose customers will no longer be able to receive free hot drinks in the supermarket chain if they do not meet a certain condition – here are new rules that will come into force, and what you get in return for coffee or tea.
Representatives of the Waitrose supermarket chain announced their plans for this fall to get rid of all disposable coffee cups in the nationwide struggle against plastic. Members of the myWaitrose loyalty program will continue to receive free tea or coffee from self-service devices as a welcome bonus for purchases in the supermarket, but they will be asked to use reusable cups.
Since April 30th, as an experiment, the company has stopped using disposable cups in 9 stores of the network. After this, the innovation will begin to operate throughout the country.
Representatives of the network said that the decision (which coincided with the government's idea of introducing a tax on disposable plastic cups) would save more than 52 million cups a year.