Introduce a charge on single use cups in Wales

Recycling is not enough. We need to encourage people to drink from reusable cups. It worked with plastic bags!

Around 237 million single-use coffee cups and 183 million coffee cup lids are used every year in Wales.

On top of this, another 320 million single-use cups are used each year for drinks such as for smoothies, milkshakes, and juices.

THAT'S ENOUGH TO WRAP AROUND THE EARTH!

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Only 1 in 400 takeaway cups are being recycled.

Recycling is not enough - we need to reduce these cups by encouraging people to drink from reusable cups! 

According to recent research, a 25p charge for single-use cups, together with a system where cups can be returned to more cafes, would reduce these cups by around 30%.

With the UK government scrapping plans for such a charge at UK level, it’s important for Wales to lead the way again, as we did with the charge for plastic bags in 2011.

Support our call for a 25p charge on single-use cups in Wales

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