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Free coffee for Earth Day

By Sharon Wilson


To celebrate Earth Day Thursday 22nd April, MILK Cafes in Edinburgh are giving away a free coffee to anyone presenting a reusable cup.

MILK’s have compostable cups but are keen to support a reusable culture so they will also give you a discount every time you use one.


2.5 billion coffee cups are used and thrown away each year in the UK irreversibly damaging our environment and polluting our oceans. MILK have accepted reusable cups throughout the pandemic but have experienced a downturn in use despite pouring their coffee contactless.

MILK support the City to Sea Movement campaigning to reduce plastic use and Sam Stevens, Director/Co-founder of MILK commented:

“When lockdown first happened we panicked and immediately stopped accepting re-usables. Safety was our first priority but we were also concerned about the impact on the planet. Once we saw the City to Sea method of pouring contactless we immediately began using it to play a part in reducing waste.”

MILK Cafés are re-opening their West End café on 27th and the Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop on the 26th. They also still have their coffee shack open throughout at Inverleith Park.

MILK Founded in 2010 is a destination for food that is nutritionally sound, seasonal and natural. We choose thoughtfully-sourced ingredients that include organic and local produce where possible. We prefer local (preferably Scottish grown) and traditionally farmed food, including Red Tractor Assured poultry and sustainably caught fish. All our dishes are made in house with more than a little love for what we do. Our cakes are baked in our kitchens daily and we pride ourselves on having a great vegan and gluten free range. We use fresh, whole ingredients and even though cake is cake we try to incorporate as many nutritious ingredients as we can www.cafemilk.co.uk/

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