Tea may become dearer

CAFETERIA owners have expressed concern that the new regulation regulating use of plastic cups could hit their pockets. “We still sell tea for 50 fils. With this regulation in place we would have to buy Styrofoam cups or paper cups, which are expensive as compared the rigid polystyrene cups. No cafeteria owner can afford to keep selling tea for the same price after this,” said Kutty, who runs a cafeteria in Naif area.

By Zaigham Ali Mirza

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Published: Wed 5 Apr 2006, 11:11 AM

Last updated: Sat 4 Apr 2015, 5:48 PM

According to Wasim, a staff at a popular joint in Bur Dubai, even restaurants that do better business than cafeterias would find it difficult not to hike the price of tea and coffee following the new regulations. “The price of a cup of tea has remained the same for years now, despite the inflation and hike in fuel and dairy products (milk). But this is going to change it all in a month. You can expect tea to go up by another 25 fils per cup,” he added.

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