Coffee shops not doing enough to combat huge increase in waste cups


Just 1% of the 2.5bn disposable cups thrown away each year in the UK are recycled, committee of MPs is told

Coffee shops are not doing enough to deal with the billions of disposable cups that are thrown away in the UK each year, an influential committee of MPs has been told.

The environment audit committee heard that the phenomenal growth of on-the-go coffee meant that 2.5bn disposable cups are thrown away annually in the UK, a number expected to rise to about 3bn by 2025. Only 1% are recycled.

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