Wednesday, 7 November 2018

Over 2,765,000,000 throw away cups will not get recycled this year in the UK

Over 2,765,000,000 throw away cups will not get recycled this year in the UK

Almost 3,000,000,000 single use cups are set to be used in the UK this year – and just one in 25 of them will get recycled. New figures – buried in a report released on budget day – reveal the shocking scale of the problem despite pledges to tackle the mountain of waste heading for landfill. Campaigners have accused the government of ‘sitting on its hands’ and doing little to combat the issue despite growing public outrage.

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