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Starbucks Bans Reusable Cups to Help Tackle Virus Spread

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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-51767092

customers would still receive a 25p discount for bringing reusable cups with them, but drinks would be served in paper cups

hspexy
27 days ago
What do you think of this?
ACR
ACR27 days ago

This seems like a pointless overreaction. I am a Starbucks customer and do take a reusable cup when I go for coffee. Your more likely to catch the virus from other customers coughing nearby ☕

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dholly39
dholly3926 days ago

seems a bit pointless but i dunno, kinda understand lol

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angemski
angemski26 days ago

On first reading I thought it was pointless and would agree with previous comments about being more worried about a cough that 'travels ten feet before dropping to the ground'. I then wondered if it is a precautionary measure to protect their own staff? At least the discount will continue.

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hspexy
hspexy
Original Poster
26 days ago

Yes, at least customers will still get their discount. I don’t blame them for doing this, as you can’t trust people to be hygienic

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KirstyWhit29673
KirstyWhit2967325 days ago

I don't understand this as if you pay by cash people are still going to accidentally touch and you have no idea who had your change before you. So it's only dealing with part of the problem and if you are only using your cup then how is it going to contaminate?

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blacklabrador
blacklabrador25 days ago

Agree completely.

If they are doing this they should also banish cash transactions.

Also, people who sit in to enjoy their coffee/cake will leave saliva and hand prints all over the crockery.

I use reusable cups on every visit to Costa, and once I'm done they go in the dishwasher.

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