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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.

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Reasons for signing

  • This will massively reduce landfill waste and when some thing can recycled, it will save on economical funding of the cups we currently just throw away. We need more sustainable materials to avoid wastage.
  • To help our environment.
  • Unnecessary plastic

Updates

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