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# latte levy

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.
Circular Economy Act signed into law with disposable cup levy due before end of year
The levy on disposable cups – the best-known feature of the act – aims to help phase out single-use products.
Majority of Irish people don't support a ban on recyclable coffee cups, survey finds
A so-called latte levy is being considered by the Government.
Poll: Would a 20c surcharge stop you from using single-use coffee cups?
The 20c levy will not apply to reusable coffee cups.
20c charge for single-use coffee cups set to be brought in later this year
The levy will be brought in as part of the government’s new Circular Economy Bill.
All time
Poll: Do you use a reusable cup?
Single-use cups are to be hit with a levy in the coming months.
Coffee shops roast the Government for taking ‘easy way out’ with latte levy
Single-use coffee cups are to be hit with a levy of up to 25 cent under new government plans.
22,000 coffee cups are disposed of in Ireland every hour
There is talk that a so-called latte levy might be introduced to combat waste.
Latte levy and reusable cup discounts could reduce our plastic cup waste by 250,000 a day
On average Irish adults drink four hot drinks a week, with those aged 16-24 are the biggest spenders.