Introduce a 25p charge on single-use cups in Wales

Around 237 million single-use coffee cups and 183 million coffee cup lids are used every year in Wales.

On top of this, another 320 million single-use cups are used each year for drinks such as for smoothies, milkshakes, and juices.


Only 1 in 400 takeaway cups are being recycled.

Recycling is not enough - we need to reduce these cups by encouraging people to drink from reusable cups! 

According to recent research, a 25p charge for single-use cups, together with a system where cups can be returned to more cafes, would reduce these cups by around 30%.

With the UK government scrapping plans for such a charge at UK level, it’s important for Wales to lead the way again, as we did with the charge for plastic bags in 2011.

Please add your voice to our call for a 25p charge on single-use cups in Wales.

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