Since the start of the year, there has been great discussion about a “latte levy”- a proposal by the Environment Audit Committee (EAC) to add a 25p charge for the use of disposable coffee cups. This tax would then be used to improve the UK’s recycling facilities.

Although the disposable cups can technically be recycled, we are hindered in the UK by only having 3 facilities which can separate the paper and plastic components in the cup. The hope is this charge would lead to a reduction in disposable cup use. However, the Government and the EAC have yet to agree on the best way forward.

Coffee cup infographic summary

Small changes

So while the debate rages on, we are happy to support and promote the campaign to encourage the use of reusable cups.

Just a small change to our hot beverage ritual can make a big difference to your pocket and contribute to the reduction in the amount of disposable cups going to landfill.

Big rewards

There is a huge range of reusable mugs available which can meet the smallest or most generous of budgets as well as colour and design preferences. However, they will have three main rewards in common:

  • The reusable cup means you can savour the taste of a lovely hot cup of coffee for longer (thanks to the superior insulation to that of a cardboard cup)
  • Re-use it as many times as possible. You are helping cut down the use of disposable cups, having an immediate impact on our environment and precious resources
  • Get money off your next beverage. Take your reusable cup to your favourite cafe and find out if a discount is available. The larger outlets have led the way; hopefully more will follow

3 Most wanted

If you are thinking of purchasing some reusable travel mugs for your team, customers or prospects, we have brought you 3 different mugs that have proved a hit with our clients.

Polo Plus

Polo plus

400ml plastic double walled solid coloured travel mug with handle, screw on lid and matching coloured sip cover. Conforms in articles in contact with food testing. Available in 14 colours.

Americano Thermal Mug

Double walled design to keep drinks warm for long periods without getting too hot on the outside. Available in a huge range of colour combinations for the mug grip and lid which can be mixed and matched to suit your brand. Dishwasher and microwavable.

Oregan Travel Mug


450ml double walled stainless steel travel mug with plastic interior. Includes coloured base, handle, top band and lid. Handle is gripped for ease when holding. Screw top lid with secure slide sipper. Conforms to articles in contact with food testing. Choice of 9 colour trims.

If you want any more information on these or similar promotional products and would like us to create some visuals using your brand logo, please get in touch and we will be very happy to help! t: 0114 275 4150

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