MP's call for coffee cup charge and ban in 5 years
Jan 5, 2018 — The environmental audit committee today published a report on coffee cups wastage and the effects caused.
They found that the UK produces 30,000 tonnes of coffee cup related waste each year and less than 0.25% is recycled.
MPs are calling for:
- A 25p levy on coffee bought in takeaway cups to be used to reduce the number of cups thrown away and invest in reprocessing facilities
- The introduction of a ban on throwaway coffee cups if a target that all takeaway cups are recyclable by 2023 is not met
- Coffee chains to pay more towards disposing of cups
- Improved labelling to better educate consumers
All of this is great news and hopefully they get behind it and make it law. The best way to make sure they listen is to keep emailing your local MPs and make sure more people sign this petition!
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