UK retailers see rise in sales of reusable coffee cups

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Home and kitchenware shops report growth in sales of portable mugs as government hints at a tax on disposable cups

Sales of reusable coffee cups are soaring in the UK, retailers are reporting, as the government hints at a tax on disposable cups.

Argos, which is part of the Sainsbury’s Group, said it had sold 537% more portable cups in December 2017 than the same month the previous year. Meanwhile, kitchenware chain Lakeland reported an increase in sales of more than 100% month-on-month, homeware company Robert Dyas reported a 50% lift year-on-year, and John Lewis said the week before Christmas was its biggest ever week for sales of travel cups.

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