Ministers reject 'latte levy' on cups

Ministers reject 'latte levy' on cups
 

A proposal to impose a so-called latte levy on throwaway coffee cups has been rejected by the government.
MPs on the Environmental Audit Committee had suggested a charge of 25p for disposable coffee cups to reduce their use.
But ministers say it is better for shops to offer voluntary discounts to customers bringing their own cups.
MPs says the government's response suggests it is not serious about its promise to tackle plastic litter.
Committee chairwoman Mary Creagh said: "The UK's throwaway culture is having a devastating impact on our streets, beaches and seas. Our report... read more

 
9 March 2018 in Regional, Views: 43
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