Latte Levy continued…

News today is that the Government failed to back the ‘latte levy’ on disposable coffee cups and rejected the recommendation to ban them completely by 2023.

The Governments response to the Environmental Audit Committee was that it would consider the recommendation among other policy options on the table.

The recommendation for the complete ban by 2023 was unless the industry hits a target of recycling 100% of those placed in recycle bins; however the Government commented

“100 per cent recycling from collection is unobtainable as there will always be contamination in the waste stream – either from the beverage itself, or from other items disposed of alongside the cup.” 


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