Disappointing News – Coffee Cup Culture

Just so there is no confusion – I Love Coffee – I drink around 6 cups a day (Not after 6pm).
I buy ‘ethical coffee from sustainable sources’

But there is this culture of carrying around ‘a none recyclable cup’ – covered this subject many time, on my campaign to ‘try’ and get our inept government to do something….

Years of ‘consultation’ has brought about very little action.
6 million Tons of Plastic going into our seas every year.

Government Rejects Coffee Cup Charge
09 Mar 2018 — Disappointing news today as government ministers have rejected proposals to introduce a charge for disposable coffee cups.
The environmental committee chair Mary Creagh said:
“The UK’s throwaway culture is having a devastating impact on our streets, beaches and seas. Our report recommended practical solutions to the disposable packaging crisis.
The government’s response shows that despite warm words they plan no real action.”

Also Philip Hammond’s proposed consultation on plastic waste still hasn’t begun, 3 months on from when it was supposed to have started.

*However we will not be deterred!*
The decision has been taken that enough is enough. 170,000 have signed this petition and those voices must be heard. This petition will be presented to Michael Gove and the Environmental department in the coming weeks.
As soon as we get a fixed date we will let you know, so hopefully you can join us in pushing the government to do something about this mounting problem.

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.

More than 171,000 people have joined the petition run on Change.org
Read more here…

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