BEDFORDSHIRE based Costa has promised to recycle as many disposable cups as it sells by 2020.
The UK’s biggest coffee shop chain, which is based in Dunstable, says it wants to cut the number sent to landfill.
It hopes to recycle up to 500 million every year and is encouraging other chains to do the same.
Less than 1 percent of coffee cups are recycled in Britain, which has led to politicians calling for a “latte levy” on disposable cups. Britain has resisted those calls and instead encourages voluntary measures to limit cup use.