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Tuesday 5 December 2023 Dublin: 5°C

# disposable cups

Last year
Cafe owner: We are being persecuted by the 'latte levy' due to come in
Restaurant owner Peter Shanahan says businesses like his have done all they can to work sustainably and the new coffee cup levy will hurt that effort.
New polling finds widespread support for 20c levy on disposable cups
A report by
Céimin Burke
Legislation to create the so-called ‘latte levy’ was signed into law in recent weeks.
Nearly three-quarters of people are in favour of the latte levy.
The measure is due to be introduced before the end of the year.
Environmentalists say it will help tackle waste but restaurateurs argue it will hurt small businesses.
All time
Levy on disposable coffee cups to be introduced in coming months
The fee could be introduced later this year or early next year.
'Compostable cup for your coffee sound good? It all depends on where it ends up'
Recyclable and compostable options are only truly beneficial if they end up, and are processed, in the correct waste facility, writes industry expert Brian O’Sullivan.
Every café in this Wicklow town now offers a discount for reusable cups
It’s estimated that over 200 million non-recyclable cups are disposed of annually in Ireland.