‘Latte levy’ – Join the war on waste

The war on plastic hasn’t gone unnoticed. From shopping bags to takeaway coffee cups, the demand to cut down on waste that cannot be recycled has hit headlines – with a potential ‘latte levy’ the latest blow to caffeine lovers everywhere. 

Looking at the facts, it’s no surprise MP’s are thinking about taxing the use of a disposable cup. Why? It’s non-recyclable:

  • 2.5 billion coffee cups are used and thrown away each year – enough to stretch around the world five and a half times
  • There is 30,000 tonnes of coffee cup waste each year – enough to fill the entire Royal Albert Hall
  • 8 in 10 consumers believe disposable cups were being recycled when they were not

To do our bit and to help you on your way to an eco-friendly coffee shop habit, we’re delighted – and a little bit excited – to share with you our brand new intermediary edition thermal mug. 

Designed in our trademark blue with a catchy bright orange rubber grip, your regional BDM will hand deliver one to you as part of their next visit.

But that’s not the best bit! Not only is the reusable cup a handy travel companion for any busy broker on-the-go, it can go a long way in reducing the strain on your wallet and save some pennies:

Costa Coffee – 25p off

The largest coffee chain in the UK, the brand accepts reusable cups and offers a 25p discount to customers using one. 

Starbucks – 25p off

The company was one of the first to offer a reusable cup incentive in 1998 when customers were first given a 10p reward for using their own mug. This has since been increased to 25p as it still stands today. 

Café Nero – double loyalty points

Fans of the Italian coffee shop won’t get any money off, but will receive an additional stamp on their loyalty card. Once you’ve reached nine stamps, you get a free hot drink. 

Pret a Manger – 50p off

Since the beginning of the year, Pret is the coffee house which offers the largest incentive to bring-your-own-mug for a top up. It has doubled its discount to 50p – that means you’ll only pay 49p for a filter coffee. 

Paul – 25p off

Following Costa and Starbucks, Paul offers customers a 25p discount on the total price of their chosen hot drink. 

Greggs – 20p off

Not just a place for sausage rolls, Greggs has committed to offering coffee lovers 20p off its hot beverages. 

We’d love to see you enjoy your mug in action. Share your first coffee cup snap with us on Twitter and LinkedIn: @NBSintermediary. #NBSlattelevy

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