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Is there a sustainable future for reusable coffee cups?

Is there a sustainable future for reusable coffee cups?

Breaking News, Environment
Young Londoners are divided about the future of reusable coffee cups. As you roam the streets of central London, it is not hard to spot that there are now four times as many takeaway coffee shops in the UK as there were 20 years ago. In most London coffee shops, only paper cups are sold which cannot be recycled. This is due to the inner polyethylene linings, which is water and heatproof.  According to a January 2018 report, the Parliament Environmental Audit Committee revealed that around seven million disposable coffee cups are used every day in the UK. This equates to nine single-use cups of coffee per person and 2.5 billion coffee cups annually, creating 25,000 tonnes of waste.  We ventured through busy London streets and asked pedestrians for their opinion on the reusa
London buses to be run by coffee to reduce pollution

London buses to be run by coffee to reduce pollution

Bus, Environment, Transport
Coffee has many uses. People drink it to wake up in the morning, and now it is going to be used to fuel buses in London as of today, 20 November. Shell and bio-bean announced that together they are helping to power some of London’s buses using a biofuel made partly from waste coffee grounds. The B20 biofuel contains a 20 per cent bio-component which is partly coffee oil. It is being added to the London bus fuel supply chain and will help to power some of the buses.     Biofuel provides a cleaner, more sustainable energy solution for buses across London’s network by decreasing emissions, according to TFL. “Our Coffee Logs have already become the fuel of choice for households looking for a high-performance, sustainable way to heat their homes – and now, with the
How independent cafes grow fast

How independent cafes grow fast

Business, Culture, LifeStyle
Coffee culture is full of beans in London. Small independent cafes are developing well despite facing fierce competition from big chains such as Costa, Nero's and Starbucks. Young British get used to grabbing a cup of coffee on the go or spending some time in cafes to socialise and work. The British Coffee Association reveals that people drink approximately 55 million cups of coffee per day in the UK. There were fewer than 10,000 coffee shops in the UK 10 years ago, but by the end of last year there were more than 22,000 cafes. Big chains like Costa and Starbucks have doubled in number, but small independent cafes are also emerging from the industry and growing fast, according to coffee market researchers Allegra.   Costa takes a leading position in the UK coffee market, wit
“Would you like a coffee in a lavatory? Yes, please!”

“Would you like a coffee in a lavatory? Yes, please!”

Culture, Specials
A Victorian lavatory abandoned after the Second World War has been renovated into a café. It is  located  near Oxford Street amidst some frilly restaurants .  By Deeksha Sharma   Subeditor Mutave Mutemi  In a junction of fancy restaurants, on the street down by the BBC 's Broadcasting House, The Attendant cafe is located.  It is called so  because the counter of the attendant has been retained from where food is served. Having a latte in lav may sound gross, but in reality the coffee is refreshing with some freshly whipped cream, if that’s how  you like it. After the Second World War, many public toilets were left  abandoned. But with the encouragement of officials, these were sold off to businesses and were opened up as cafes and warehouses. Under an iron shed are the stairs