'The answer to everything is not tax it' - Latte levy receives mixed reaction

'The answer to everything is not tax it' - Latte levy receives mixed reaction

MPs are calling for a tax on disposable cups

Friday, January 5, 2018

A "latte levy" on disposable coffee cups has been called for by MPs and, to no-one's great surprise, charging people more for their coffee has received a mixed reaction.

The levy would mean that if you purchase a paper cup for coffee or other hot drinks you will face a 25p tax, according to the BBC.

The Environmental Audit Committee has suggested that this money be used to fund recycling services and reprocessing facilities.

MPs are also calling for the disposable cups to be banned by 2023 unless all of them start being recycled.

Unsurprisingly those who manufacture the paper cups have hit out at the idea, with the Paper Cup Alliance claiming they are the safest idea for take-away drinks.

Many others have also been angered by the suggestion of a tax, as they claim the Government should be hitting the companies rather than the consumers.

However others appear to be welcoming of the new idea as they agree they'd like to help the environment by carrying reusable cups.

Take a look at the reaction below

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