Haringey best London borough for using reusable coffee cups, Yoyo data suggests

| April 17, 2018 | By

People living or working in Haringey are more likely to buy their hot drinks with reusable coffee cups than any other London borough, while its neighbour, Enfield, has the lowest recorded usage in the capital, new Yoyo data suggests. The latest findings follows a UK-wide data analysis, which found that reusable coffee cup adoption is highest in South West, with London taking seventh place.

Haringey best London borough for using reusable coffee cups, Yoyo data suggests

Analysing a random sample of more than 50,000 individual Yoyo user transactions from 200 food and drink outlets across London in the last six months of 2017, Yoyo was able to gather reusable coffee cup data from 29 out of 32 London boroughs, as well as the City of London.

Overall, the data suggests that reusable coffee cups are used more by people in Haringey than any other London borough, making up  6.25% share of overall hot drink purchases in the area.

Tower Hamlets and Ealing took second and third place, with a 4.27% and 2.80% share of overall user transactions. Taking the bottom three positions on the list, were Brent (0.52%), Waltham Forest (0.44%) and Enfield (0.26%).

People living or working in Haringey are more likely to buy their hot drinks with a reusable cup than any other London borough

The only boroughs not included were Lewisham, Hackney, Barking & Dagenham and Redbridge due to a lack of data in these areas.

In February, Yoyo decided to find out how each UK region fared when it came to using reusable coffee cups, after MPs on the Environmental Audit Committee called for a 25p “latte levy” on disposable cups.

The UK throws away 2.5 billion disposable cups every year, nearly all of which end up unrecycled due to their plastic lining, according to a House of Commons report, and the committee added that throwaway cups should be banned by 2023 if they cannot be recycled.

The Yoyo data found that people in the South West are more likely to buy their hot drinks with a reusable coffee cup than any other region in the UK.

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