Friday, 9 March 2018

'Warm words' but no 'real action': Government accused by MPs over efforts to cut waste

The Government has been accused of failing to turn "warm words" on cutting waste into action, after failing to give its backing to calls for a "latte levy" on disposable coffee cups.
The measure was the headline recommendation from a cross-party committee of MPs, who said the money raised from the 25p charge could fund improved recycling facilities.

Environment Secretary Michael Gove is on record as describing the levy as an "exciting idea", and he presented fellow ministers with reusable coffee cups made of bamboo when they met to discuss the Government's 25-year Environment Plan.

However, in its official response to the House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee report, the Government said only that a "latte levy" was "something we could consider amongst other policy options".

BBC        News.