MPs’ proposal for 25p ‘latte levy’ aims for 100% coffee cup recycling

The Commons’ Environmental Audit Committee says that if a levy on disposable coffee cups doesn’t result in 100% cup recycling by 2023, the beverage containers should be banned

Coffee cup and coffee beans Photograph: Somsak Sudthangtum/123RF
Current recycling rates for disposable coffee cups don't amount to a hill of beans. Photograph: Somsak Sudthangtum/123RF

The House of Commons’ Environmental Audit Committee is calling for a 25p recycling charge to be added to every disposable cup sold in coffee shops in the UK in a bid to achieve 100% recycling of coffee cups by 2023.

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