Government response to MPs’ report on disposable coffee cups
Commenting on the government response to the Environmental Audit Committee’s report, Disposable Packaging: Coffee Cups, published today (Friday 9 March 2018), Friends of the Earth plastic-free campaigner Julian Kirby said:
“Government commitment to tackling coffee cup waste appears to be all froth and little substance.
“With mounting public concern about the impact of plastic pollution on our wildlife and environment, ministers should be taking firm action to tackle this crisis – including the introduction of a latte levy.
“This response will also undermine government pledges to champion the environment – a far bolder and more urgent approach is needed if we are going to tackle the crisis we face.”
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The government not backing a #lattelevy is a huge missed opportunity. The 5p plastic bag charge has had a big impact on reducing new bag use. This could do the same for coffee cups. #PlasticFreeFriday pic.twitter.com/ToxjNJ8rb8— Friends of the Earth (@friends_earth) March 9, 2018