Coffee cups and lids must be banned – Boomerang Alliance – Australia

Posted on September 8, 2022 by DrRossH in Plastic Limiting Regulations


Plastic, single use coffee cups and lids are a massive litter and waste problem in Australia, and have been for the past 30 years so must be banned, according to a spokesperson from the Boomerang Alliance of 55 environment NGOs. With over 1.8 billion coffee cups and lids littered or landfilled every year, it’s urgent to make the switch to reusables.

‘’We are proposing a national policy to Environment Ministers, based upon actions already being taken overseas making reusable coffee cups and lids commonplace. We want to see plastic coffee cups phased out in Australia by 2024, every cafe offering or selling reusable cups and lids and a levy imposed on all disposable coffee cups and lids,’’