Government’s failure to back 25p ‘latte levy’ condemned by MPs and charities – UKPosted on May 28, 2018 by DrRossH in Plastic Limiting Regulations
Charities and MPs have condemned the Government’s failure to back a proposed 25p “latte levy” on throwaway coffee cups. An influential Commons committee hit out at big-name coffee chains for failing to act on the problem in January.
I think [the Government] has rejected these proposals because they’re concerned about what people’s reactions are,” Ms Foster said. “And I think what we’ve seen from the 5p charge for carrier bags is that the public is supportive.”
But Chris Stemman, executive director of the British Coffee Association, said the rejection of the 25p charge was a “welcome” decision.
The world so needed the UK to introduce this Latte Levy as it would have made very strong leverage to roll it out in other countries. The greedy Coffee industry should be ashamed of their actions. Their products are littering our land and oceans in vast numbers and they do not care. #lattelevy is needed.