We support MPs in implementing a 25p charge for any hot drink sold in a disposable cup
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In the UK alone, 2.5bn disposable cups are thrown away each year, of which less than 0.25% are recycled.
This is extortionate amounts of plastic and waste that will be left to sit on a land fill or end up floating in the ocean.
Mary Cleagh recently called for a 25p charge on every hot drink sold in a disposable cup. She stated that the amount of cups thrown away yearly would be ‘enough to circle the planet five and a half times. Almost none are recycled and half a million a day are littered’.
We need to take responsibility over actions and the waste we produce. This could help to reduce the use of plastic- which in turn helps to protect the environment.
Support the MPs in insisting the government add a 25p charge onto every hot drink sold in a disposable cup and encourage people take responsibility and bring their own!
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