08 Jan '18, 5pm

Blog post: Some thoughts on the proposed "latte levy" on takeaway cups

Blog post: Some thoughts on the proposed "latte levy" on takeaway cups

The UK coffee industry has been in the news recently, as a group of politicians that make up the Environmental Audit Committee have come up with several proposals, but this is by far the most eye-catching (and headline-grabbing): The growing demand for coffee means that the Government should act urgently to tackle avoidable coffee cup waste. The charge on plastic bags prompted consumers to change their habits, reducing plastic bag use by over 83% in the first year. Additionally, the plastic bag charge saw an increased level of support for further charges to reduce waste. We therefore recommend that the Government introduces a minimum 25p levy on disposable cups, to be paid by the consumer on top of the price of the coffee. There’s a BBC summary article here , and a more in-depth look at the report on the United Baristas blog . The report itself is available here . I’m goin...

Full article: https://jimseven.com/2018/01/08/thoughts-proposed-latte-l...

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