(UK Daily Mail) Activists are calling for cigarette packet-style labels on disposable coffee cups to remind people they are harming the environment when they buy them.
Anna Warren, a communications officer for North Sydney Council, has started a petition to make coffee cups ‘uncool.’
She wants drinkers to keep a plastic cup on them at all times and re-use it to save the environment.
This is what I mean about being a bit unhinged
The paper cups are not recyclable due to their waterproof plastic lining and are the second biggest filler of landfill space after plastic bags with 2.6billion thrown away every year.
Ms Warren is encouraging the big coffee brands to introduce labels reminding drinkers that the cups go to landfill, similar to the ‘smoking kills’ reminders on cigarettes.
Using non-recyclable cups to shame people into recycling?