Shop at coffee shops that have banned single-use cups

Coffee Shop

Boston Tea Party is a purposeful group of 22 cafes with a mission all about #MakingThingsBetter. In 2018, they were the first cafe chain to ban single use cups.

Only 1 in 400 of the estimated 2.5 billion plastic coated coffee cups* used in the UK each year are recycled. 4%, approximately 500,000, are littered every day



  • Removes bad choices – the only drinks container choices are resusable or rentable
  • Encourages customers to change behaviour


  • Additional initial cost for a reusable cup
  • Requires education of customers to change behaviour

Making a difference

By banning single-use cups, Boston Tea Party have prevented 325,683 cups from entering landfill.

There are hundreds of other ways to solve plastic pollution