NEXT month marks the 12th anniversary of the Worcester branch of Boston Tea Party – and one of the things that marks it out from its competition is a single-mindedness to end single-use.

It’s a stance that has saved hundreds of thousands of paper cups from ending up in landfill and one of which the cafe is justly proud.

BTP is based on the corner of Broad Street, overlooking Angel Place market.

The business prides itself on serving fresh, home style food, and hand-crafted coffees with eco-friendliness as its niche.

Lena Vergne said: “We aim to show that caring for the planet doesn’t mean you have to skimp on quality or taste.

“Our roasters, Extract Roasters, also work closely with the farmers who grow our beans to ensure a sustainable cup of coffee from plant to cup.”

“Our proudest and most memorable moment was when we, as a company, ditched single-use paper cups.

“Since June 1 2018 BTP has saved over 600,000 single-use paper cups from going to landfill.

“We are super proud to be a part of this movement and can only hope that other coffee chains will see our success and use their initiative to ditch single-use products too.

But don’t let our no-single-use paper cup policy put you off! We have an array of bamboo reusable cups for you to choose from.

“Our brightly coloured bamboo cups retail from £4.25 to £4.75.

“Got too many at home? Not a problem! We have Boston Blue bamboo cups that you can borrow from us. For £2.50 you can take one of ours with you and you can return to to any BTP nationwide, at any point, and you’ll get that money back.

“If neither of those appeal to you we also have recycled plastic cups that can be used up to four times for only £1 (subject to availability).”

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