Plastic waste: Pret A Manger unveils new range of reusable bottles by The Good Shopping Guide | Apr 19, 2018 | Ethical Shopping Blog | 0 comments Earlier in the year, Pret a Manger announced a plan to introduce a 50p reusable coffee cup discount. This discount was double the one the company had previously offered. The aim of the policy was to support and encourage a reduction in the amount of single-use disposable coffee cups discarded as waste. In further steps to reduce plastic waste and coffee cup pollution, Pret has unveiled a range of reusable bottles. Designed by manufacturer Chilly’s, the 500ml bottles can be used for either hot or cold drinks, and are currently available in 14 stores for a retail price of £20. Recently, Pret also launched a trial for the UK’s first plastic bottle deposit return scheme in three Brighton stores. As reported by Business Green, “Shoppers will pay an extra 10 pence for a plastic water bottle from these stores, which they will be able to claim back when Pret-branded bottles are returned to store.” Learn more.