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Motion: Reducing the Use of Plastic and other disposable cups

This House notes that there are an estimated 2.5bn cups thrown away in the UK every year (as reported by Which magazine in 2011), and believes that this waste could be greatly reduced. This follows the example of the plastic bag charge introduced across the UK over the last four years, starting in Wales in 2011 and completed in England in 2015.

This House believes that the reduced use of disposable cups could be achieved by several measures, including cafes and restaurants being obliged to serve beverages to customers drinking on the premises in reusable cups or mugs, anyone being able to bring and use their own cup, and a charge for using a disposable cup (the proceeds of which would go to charity). This House notes that reusable cups with lids and flasks can provide a sealed receptacle to avoid spills or injury.

This House notes that as with the plastic bag charge there would be some exemptions from the measures, for example at large arenas. This House therefore would welcome the introduction of a scheme to reduce the use of disposable cups, with an appropriate charge and some exemptions.
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Nay - for one, I may start a coffee inside, but want to take it outside. I don't always know if I will do this, and so having a reusable one I can't leave with is just a pain in the ass.
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Why didn't you just submit a bill on the matter? Andy98 barnetlad
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Why didn't you just submit a bill on the matter? Andy98 barnetlad
We weren't sure how the House would respond to a bill and we wanted to gauge support so that our efforts weren't in vain.

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No, reusable cups tend to be made from recycled cardboard which can be recycled after use.
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We weren't sure how the House would respond to a bill and we wanted to gauge support so that our efforts weren't in vain.

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Fair enough

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No, reusable cups tend to be made from recycled cardboard which can be recycled after use.
Hear hear. Unless there's any evidence to prove this is necessary, I will be voting Nay
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Not much thought is required for this, I'll let you all engage your brains slightly and predict my response, I am rather predictable

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Not much thought is required for this, I'll let you all engage your brains slightly and predict my response, I am rather predictable

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The Strongest of Ayes? A complete ban on all Plastic products?
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Nay, just place a heavy tax on coffee to dissuade the Starbucks ******s (this has nothing to do with the environment, just that I hate having to shout at people that this isn't the 1990s and they're not in Friends).
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So whenever I go to McDonald's to eat in I'll be getting my drink in a glass? (Should likely make it cheaper!)
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I'm not convinced this would be particularly effective.
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We weren't sure how the House would respond to a bill and we wanted to gauge support so that our efforts weren't in vain.

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Knew I should've submitted a motion for the Government to make claiming compensation on delayed rail travel easier! :rolleyes:
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Nay, just place a heavy tax on coffee to dissuade the Starbucks ******s (this has nothing to do with the environment, just that I hate having to shout at people that this isn't the 1990s and they're not in Friends).
Bahahaha! Grumpy but funny.
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(Original post by Nigel Farage MEP)
No, reusable cups tend to be made from recycled cardboard which can be recycled after use.
The cups for hot drinks maybe, but they usually get thrown in the bin after one use (unless shop brought).

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Knew I should've submitted a motion for the Government to make claiming compensation on delayed rail travel easier! :rolleyes:
Meh, you win some, you lose some

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The cups for hot drinks maybe, but they usually get thrown in the bin after one use (unless shop brought).

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I think a lot of people do actually try to recycle them - I know if I don't, then it's because there isn't a suitably located recycling bin near enough.

If you want the public to recycle more, it's need to be more convenient than using a rubbish bin. That means, have more recycling bins!
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I think a lot of people do actually try to recycle them - I know if I don't, then it's because there isn't a suitably located recycling bin near enough.

If you want the public to recycle more, it's need to be more convenient than using a rubbish bin. That means, have more recycling bins!
Half the time they don't even make it to a bin where I live!

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Half the time they don't even make it to a bin where I live!

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Need more criminals doing community service then
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Need more criminals doing community service then
Hahaha, it's Grimsby - I'd be surprised if I'm not the only guy there with no criminal record

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