FDBusiness.com

UK minister rejects calls for 5p coffee cup levy

 Breaking News
  • Brexit Deal Vital to Protecting Irish All-island Supply Chains Food Drink Ireland (FDI), the Ibec group that represents the food industry, has said the full implementation of the December Brexit deal was vital to protect complex all-island supply chains. The deal now needs to be put into a binding legal contract, there can be no black-sliding on clearly agreed commitments. At the launch of [...]...
  • GEA Cooling Systems For Pork Production in Russia At the end of last year, the pig slaughter and processing entity Agroeco-Yug signed a contract with the technology group GEA for the supply, installation and commissioning of an extensive cooling system. This plant will be built in the Voronezh region and will be one of Russia’s largest businesses for the slaughter and processing of [...]...
  • Modulfill Bloc FS-C Filler-seamer Block – Krones’ First Block Solution For Cans Premiered This is definitely something new – for the first time, beverage producers can buy, from Krones, an all-in-one solution for filling and seaming cans. This block is packed full of Krones’ knowledge coupled with state-of-the-art technology. Modulfill VFS-C Filler The Modulfill VFS-C is a volumetric can filler, suitable for both small and large output ranges. Depending on [...]...
  • The Best and Worst UK Supermarkets Aldi is the UK’s favourite supermarket for 2018, according to exclusive Which? research. The budget retailer has knocked Waitrose from the top spot, which it held for three years. Sainsbury’s finished in last position, with the least-satisfied in-store customers overall. Asda, Morrisons and Tesco, the other three largest supermarkets, complete the bottom half of the rankings. The [...]...
  • Branded Sales Outpace Own Label For First Time Since 2014 as Irish Shoppers Show Their Loyal Side The latest grocery market share figures from Kantar Worldpanel in Ireland, for the 12 weeks ending 28 January 2018, show continued growth for Irish supermarkets with branded goods leading the way. David Berry, director at Kantar Worldpanel, comments: “The recovery of branded sales began in late 2017 and has continued apace in the new year. Sales [...]...

UK minister rejects calls for 5p coffee cup levy

UK minister rejects calls for 5p coffee cup levy
November 02
09:11 2016

The UK Government’s environment minister, Theresa Coffey, has indicated that a 5p levy on coffee cups proposed by the Liberal Democrats would not be implemented, saying that coffee chains are “already doing enough” to combat waste.

Although the Lib Dems had suggested that a charge would result in over 2 billion fewer cups in the UK, such a levy is not on the agenda of the Conservative government. Writing to MEP Catherine Bearder, Coffey indicated that many chains are already taking appropriate action on the issue.

The move was welcomed by the Foodservice Packaging Association. Executive director Martin Kersh said: “This is a good call from the minister and shows she is listening to the industry, which has responded to the call for increased recovery and recycling of cups by coming together and pledging to make a significant difference by 2020.  We are making good progress and there is a lot happening both in terms of research and action.

“The industry is working on improving recovery and recycling along the supply chain but it’s a complex scenario, not least because the UK waste management infrastructure has changed little in recent decades and has not moved with the needs of society. We live in a 24/7 culture that is time poor and by necessity driven by convenience.  We are working hard to find solutions but safe, economically viable and sustainable answers won’t be found overnight.”

About Author

admin

admin

Related Articles



Food & Drink Business Conference & Exhibition 2016

Upcoming Events

  • February 18, 2018Vinisud
  • February 25, 2018fish international
  • February 27, 2018Int'l Food Fair
  • February 27, 2018Warsaw Gastro Show
AEC v1.0.4

Jobs: Food Packaging

find food jobs

The Magazine

F&D Business Preferred Suppliers

New Subscriber





Subscribe Here



Advertisements