Pret encourages customers to switch from single-use plastic water bottles

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Three Veggie Pret shops are currently trialling the bottles

Food chain Pret A Manger has begun selling reusable glass bottles next to its bottled water in a bid to get customers to switch from single-use plastic water bottles.

The three Veggie Pret shops in Soho, Shoreditch and Exmouth Market are currently trialling the bottles, with plans to make them available in Pret’s Manchester shops by the end of the month.

Free filtered water stations in the stores have also been introduced.

Clive Schlee, Pret CEO, said: “Plastic bottles present a real challenge and there are two schools of thought within Pret.

“The passionate environmentalists say stop selling them altogether, while the pragmatists say make it as easy as you can for customers to use fewer plastic bottles. We are looking carefully at both options.”

Pret also offers a 25p discount on any hot drink when a customer brings in a reusable cup.

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