To: The Rt Hon Michael Gove MP

Make coffee cups recyclable!

Make coffee cups recyclable!

Impose new legislation for the use of eco-friendly takeaway coffee cups

Why is this important?

To the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs - Michael Gove:

The UK throws away 2.5 billion takeaway coffee cups every year, but sadly less than 1% get recycled.

The treasury’s proposal to introduce the 25p latte levy will only pass the buck onto consumers. It’s not fair that consumers have to pay the price, when companies can do more to fix the problem.

Big brands like Starbucks, Costa and Nero need to clean up their act and introduce recyclable alternatives, as sustainable solutions already exist!

We want legislative change to enforce the use of eco alternatives by 2020.


Reasons for signing

  • Even when you use your own cup they have to make the drink in one of their own any way do they give you only a certain amount so the cup is still then thrown away so if the cup is still in use then if it is recycleable then at least that’s half the problem solved
  • I signed because must coffee shop do not let you use your own travel cups and make you use throw away cups which is bad of the plant. Please make shops let us use our own cups. Thank you.
  • I have signed as I have always want to make the planet better place to live, as we can be the biggest infestation on this world.


2018-09-06 08:41:55 +0100

1,000 signatures reached

2018-09-02 13:44:32 +0100

500 signatures reached

2018-08-29 16:49:28 +0100

100 signatures reached

2018-08-27 18:07:23 +0100

50 signatures reached

2018-08-25 10:33:26 +0100

25 signatures reached

2018-08-24 12:00:50 +0100

10 signatures reached