Costly cups

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MPs are hop­ing that a tax adding 25p onto the price of hot drinks sold in dis­pos­able cups will help the en­vi­ron­ment. MPs on the En­vi­ron­men­tal Au­dit Com­mit­tee say the charge would en­cour­age cus­tomers to bring their own re­us­able cups. The money raised from the tax would go to­wards re­cy­cling plants that can han­dle plastic-lined take­away cups. Lots of coffee shop chains, in­clud­ing Pret A Manger, are of­fer­ing dis­counts on take­away coffee if you take in your own re­us­able cup.

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