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RECYCLING OF PAPER COFFEE AND TEA CUPS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1400: tabled on 14 June 2018

Tabled in the 2017-19 session.

This motion has been signed by 21 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House welcomes the recycling initiative for paper coffee and tea cups launched by the Paper Cup Alliance, Alliance for Beverage Cartons and the Environment and the wider supply chain in January 2018; notes the industry's ambition to create a Great Britain-wide collection infrastructure and the scheme's recent expansion to 426 recycling points in 109 local authorities; recognises that paper cups are fully and easily recyclable and are currently being recycled in mills from Kent to Cumbria; further recognises that recycling rates are increasing, while milling capacity in the UK means that all paper cups can easily be recycled within the UK; recognises that recycled cups have created a market for second life material, from art paper to paper bags; congratulates paper cup manufacturer Huhtamaki for collaborating with Gosport Borough Council to create a paper cup recycling pilot; further congratulates Costa Coffee for committing to support the recycling of 500 million cups a year; further notes that the coffee sector contributed £9.6 billion to the economy last year, and accounts for over 130,000 UK jobs, with 24,000 coffee shops boosting UK high streets; and calls on the Government to support and not hinder this important manufacturing, retailing and exporting industry in its efforts to recycle the vast majority of paper cups.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.