The UK govt gained’t take motion at the factor of takeaway espresso cups, however will depend as a substitute on reductions for reusable cups.

Earlier within the 12 months, after it used to be claimed the United Kingdom throws away 2.5 billion disposable espresso cups a 12 months, the Environment Audit Committee beneficial a 25p “latte levy” at the cups to lift cash to reinforce recycling.

Instead of the levy, the federal government has now prompt that espresso stores must be offering reductions to shoppers who’ve reusable cups.

The committee chair Mary Creagh MP stated: “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.”