Before the Coronavirus pandemic, it wasn’t at all unusual to see customers using their own reusable mugs in coffee shops. That quickly changed as the pandemic raised new concerns about hygiene.
The good news is that some shops are starting to accept reusable cups once again as we move past the pandemic. Different chains have different rules about reusable cups. It’s handy to know what the rules are in some of the UK's biggest chains.
Why use a reusable cup?
Having a reusable cup means you reduce the amount of single-use coffee cups you get through. These cups are often coated with a plastic film that means they’re non-recyclable.
As well as being kinder to the planet, an added bonus is that many chains give you a small discount if you bring in your own cup.
Does AMT accept reusable coffee cups?
Answer: Yes, AMT is once again accepting the use of reusable coffee cups for hot drinks.
AMT Coffee is a UK chain and you’ll normally find their outlets in airports, railway stations and hospitals. The chain is known for its coffee and range of other hot and cold drinks, as well as serving a selection of sweet treats and sandwiches.
AMT is accepting reusable cups for hot drinks once again. However, their outlets, unfortunately, don’t offer an additional discount for bringing your own cup.
All AMT coffees are only sold in a single 350ml size, which is a good fit for our Safari reusable coffee cup.
Does Coffee Republic accept reusable coffee cups?
Answer: Yes. Coffee Republic is now accepting reusable cups, and you'll get a 15p discount for bringing yours.
Coffee Republic is another popular British chain that was founded in 1995. It now operates thirty coffee bars throughout the UK, as well as eighteen outlets in locations including Qatar and Bahrain. Coffee Republic has now become one of the most recognisable coffee chains in the UK.
If you own a Safari reusable cup, order a 350ml size small drink to make sure it fits in your cup.
Does Greggs accept reusable coffee cups?
Answer: Yes. Greggs is accepting reusable coffee cups once again. You'll receive a 20p discount if you bring your own cup.
Founded in the north of England, Greggs has rapidly turned into one of the UK’s favourite bakery chains in recent years. They’re well known for their savoury snacks and sandwiches, including their infamous vegan sausage roll.
For Safari cups, a 350ml regular-sized drink is an ideal choice.
Does Pret a Manger accept reusable coffee cups?
Answer: Yes. You can use your reusable cup at Pret a Manger and receive a generous discount of 50p.
Pret a Manger is an international chain headquartered in London. Serving a range of hot and cold food and drinks, the brand recently launched a popular coffee subscription service. For Safari cups, choose a 350ml size medium drink.
Does Costa accept reusable coffee cups?
Answer: Yes. You won't receive a discount, but you'll get an extra loyalty stamp for using your own cup instead, meaning you can get your next free coffee more quickly.
Costa Coffee was founded in London in 1971. It’s now grown to be the nation’s largest and fastest-growing coffee chain with thousands of locations throughout the country. Costa is accepting reusable cups again.
At Costa, a 364ml size medium drink is the ideal choice for a Safari cup.
Does Starbucks accept reusable coffee cups?
Answer: Yes. You're welcome to take your reusable coffee cup to Starbucks and you'll receive a 25p discount.
Originating in the US, Starbucks has become one of the world’s most recognisable coffee brands. Starbucks is now the world’s largest coffee house, operating thousands of stores in eighty-three different countries.
A 350ml Tall drink is an ideal size for a Safari cup.
Choose the Safari cup
If you’re looking for a new reusable cup so you can take advantage of those discounts, the Safari cup is a fantastic choice. Available in three different colours, it can keep your drink warm for up to 6 hours. It can also keep cold drinks cool for the same amount of time.
With our Safari cup, you can reduce the amount of waste you send to landfills. On top of that, it’s leak-proof and dishwasher-safe, making it a great choice for whenever you need a hot drink on the go.
Check out our store to see the full fantastic range of environmentally-friendly products we have to offer.