Government response to MPs’ report on disposable coffee cups

10th March 2018

Government commitment to tackling coffee cup waste is all froth and little substance

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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