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Introduce a 5p Charge on Disposable Coffee Cups

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The UK’s addiction to coffee means that every year 2.5 billion disposable coffee cups are thrown away. We probably think that these are recycled but the truth is that is the fate of fewer than 1 in 400, the rest ending up on landfill sites instead. If you were to lay all these cups from end to end they would wrap around the world 2.5 times!

The introduction of a 5p charge on carrier bags in 2015 saw an enormous 83% reduction in use. That alone shows that change is possible.

Let’s introduce this charge and encourage people to bring in a reusable cup to coffee shops for their daily caffeine routine. Recently a trial was done by Cardiff University which proved a small charge would massively reduce the huge piles of waste that we create every year.

This simple change would do huge amounts for the environment and create long-term sustainability: Millions of trees are cut down for this every year, destroying billions of animal’s homes, worsening our air quality and wasting tonnes of energy.

I know if enough people sign this petition we can get this law introduced. If you want to protect our world, please sign this petition and help us force the Government to take action!


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