Beverage Containers: Recycling

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 7th November 2018.

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Photo of Tom Brake Tom Brake Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (International Trade), Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Exiting the European Union)

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the viability of developing exemptions for fully recyclable coffee cups as part of any future levy.

Photo of Therese Coffey Therese Coffey The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

As set out by the chancellor in the Budget, the government has concluded that a levy on the production of all disposable cups would not be effective at this time and therefore is not considering exemptions for recyclable coffee cups. The Government will look at the best way to tackle the environmental impact of cups in the upcoming Resources and Waste Strategy.

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