A new poll found that 89% of British consumers want plastic pint cups banned in an effort to protect the environment. The poll, which was conducted by Yonder on behalf of A Plastic Planet, also found 75% of Brits believe plastic pint cups “cheapen the experience” of enjoying their favorite beer.
The polling coincides with the recent open letter to the government echoing the British public’s calls for a ban on plastic pint cups with many people backing A Plastic Planet’s ‘Plastic Free Pint’ campaign as part of the movement…
“In Britain the plastic pint cup is one of the worst offenders when it comes to the ugly scourge of waste. Rarely recycled and totally valueless, they remain strewn across the landscape in the aftermath of big nights out, music festivals and sporting events. Plastic pint cups too taint the experience of buying a round. Britons are routinely charged £7 for a pint of beer. And yet consumers are forced to drink their expensive purchase out of a cheap plastic cup that often ruins the taste.”
With beer prices skyrocketing in the UK the environmental impact of plastic cups leaves little value for money for both customers and the planet Plastic Planet’s co-founder Sian Sutherland explained to the Drinks Business…
“The British public and the planet are being short-changed when it comes to the plastic pint cup. We are actually paying twice – once for the plastic pint and then the heaviest price of all – the environmental devastation caused by this toxic and indestructible material.”
“We’ve seen before the unsightly scenes when thousands of plastic pint cups are left behind in the wake of music festivals and live events, but these are rarely going to be collected and processed. With plastic recycling rates so low in the UK, it is no longer acceptable for us to allow such single use items to exist. The Government must act and bring an end to the plastic pint cup for good.”
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