UK Parliament call for "latte levy" on disposable coffee cups

30 January 2018

The Environmental Audit Committee has published a report with the title Disposable Packaging: Coffee Cups. In the report the Committee calls on the Government to: 1) Introduce a 25p “latte levy” on disposable coffee cups, and use the money raised to improve the UK’s recycling ‘binfrastructure’ and reprocessing facilities;
2) Set a target that all disposable coffee cups should be recycled by 2023. If this target is not achieved, the Government should ban disposable coffee cups; 3) Make producers pay more for packaging which is difficult to recycle and 4) Improve labelling to educate consumers about how best to dispose of their cup (News Item UK Parliament, 5 January 2018).
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