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The EU is “Turning the tide on single-use plastics’

New EU rules are targeting banning many single-use plastics in 2021, including cups and drink containers made of polystyrene (including lids), together with significant and sustained cuts in consumption of single-use plastic cups (including lids/covers) by 2026. The aim is to reduce litter and help develop and promote a smart and sustainable circular economy and future for everyone!

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There is no UK or European market for contaminated paper food packaging. 2.5 billion coffee cups are used and thrown away each year in the UK – enough to stretch around the world roughly five and a half times – but less than 1 in 400 – just 0.25% – are recycled.”

House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee  DISPOSABLE  PACKAGING: COFFEE  CUPS, 19 DECEMBER 2017

2.8 Billion

In Germany alone, the consumption of 2.8 billion hot drinks in disposable cups – of which approx. 1.1 – 1.2 billion are consumed “to take away” – generates approx. 28,000 tonnes of waste per year.

Umwelt Bundesamt 2019 Study

“Every disposable cup used is one too many. Disposable cups are a waste of resources and pollute our environment. Reusable cups are the right choice.”

Maria Krautzberger, UBA President (2019)