Costa Coffee signs world-leading pledge to slash food waste by 2030

Costa Coffee has today signed up to the government’s pledge to help halve food waste by 2030. Last month Costa Coffee attended the ‘Step up to the Plate’ symposium, hosted by the government’s Food Surplus and Waste Champion, Ben Elliot. Alongside several leading High Street brands and supermarkets, Costa Coffee pledged to act and help raise public awareness in partnership with the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. Commenting on the pledge, Victoria Moorhouse, Head of Sustainability for Costa Coffee, said: “At Costa Coffee we are committed to playing…

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Landsec leads coffee cup recycling initiative in UK first

Property company Landsec has partnered with a consortium of national coffee retailers, led by Costa Coffee, to revolutionise the lifecycle of disposable coffee cups and vastly improve the sustainability of the coffee industry. In a UK first, an industry-wide working group – established by Landsec – is trialling methods to dramatically increase the amount of coffee cups successfully recycled. Three Landsec retail destinations – Bluewater, Trinity Leeds and Gunwharf Quays – are running individual trials to establish the best way of encouraging customers to dispose of their coffee cups properly…

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Costa Coffee and Barclaycard launch UK’s first contactless reusable ‘clever cup’

Costa Coffee has partnered with Barclaycard to launch the UK’s first reusable contactless coffee cup. Available in Costa Coffee stores this November, the Clever Cup harnesses contactless payment technology to turn customers’ reusable coffee cups into a fast and convenient way to pay. Powered by bPay by Barclaycard technology, Clever Cup users can track their spending, top up their balance, and take control to block or cancel the contactless payment element online or using the dedicated bPay app, available on iPhone and Android devices. The Clever Cups form part of…

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Costa Coffee announces commitment to recycle half a billion takeaway cups a year

Costa Coffee has today announced it will become the first ever coffee chain in the UK to commit to recycling the same volume of cups it puts onto the market in a bid to tackle the challenge of coffee cup recycling and to stop them ending up in landfill. The UK’s favourite coffee shop will recycle up to 500 million coffee cups a year by 2020, the equivalent of its entire yearly sales of takeaway cups and a fifth of the 2.5 billion takeaway coffee cups consumed as a nation…

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New national drinking water scheme backed by water companies to cut plastic bottle use by millions

In an ambitious drive to help fight plastic waste, water companies will join forces with the Refill campaign to create a national network of high street retailers, coffee shops, businesses and local authorities offering new refill stations for the public to top-up their water bottles for free in every major city and town in England by 2021. People will be able to use an app on their phone to find out where the nearest refill point is, or look out for special signs in shop windows. As well as being…

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