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Why stop at the latte? We should apply levies to all disposable, single-use products

Why stop at the latte? We should apply levies to all disposable, single-use products
At The Simplr Co, the first product that we released is the reusable Glass Sleek Coffee Cup. So it’s no wonder that we spend quite a lot of ...

The "latte levy": will it really prevent consumers from using disposable coffee cups, or do we need to do more?

The "latte levy": will it really prevent consumers from using disposable coffee cups, or do we need to do more?
With the reuse revolution taking a storm across the UK, many more coffee shops are now offering discounts for customers who bring their own ...

The London Square Mile recycling challenge: raising awareness of the coffee cup conundrum

The London Square Mile recycling challenge: raising awareness of the coffee cup conundrum
The City of London Corporation has launched a new scheme to encourage both consumer awareness of waste and provide easier access to disposab...

How you can give better gifts for Christmas: helping you make the holidays a little greener

How you can give better gifts for Christmas: helping you make the holidays a little greener
Everywhere we go now we are beginning to get bombarded by the upcoming Black Friday sales and offers, catchy Christmas jingles, and holiday ...

The proposed 5p disposable coffee cup charge has been abolished – let’s look at this positively and take matters into our own hands

The proposed 5p disposable coffee cup charge has been abolished – let’s look at this positively and take matters into our own hands
The UK Lib Dem party in the UK had proposed a 5p charge for disposable coffee cups after the initial success of the 5p carrier bag charge th...

It's more than just the cups: how to minimise the environmental impact of your coffee habit

It's more than just the cups: how to minimise the environmental impact of your coffee habit
By now we all know that the vast quantity of disposable coffee cups consumed each day is horribly degrading to the environment. The cups are mo...

The eat-in tax: is it causing us to use more disposable products than we need to?

The eat-in tax: is it causing us to use more disposable products than we need to?
You've probably experienced this in most fast-food places and coffee shops - two prices for the same product, one for eat-in and another for ta...

The zero waste lifestyle: what it is and how you can give it a try

The zero waste lifestyle: what it is and how you can give it a try
You may have inadvertently seen the headlines: “four years’ trash, one jar” or “the zero waste traveller”, but what is this whole ‘zero waste’...

Convenience consumption: how we can be more mindful of our habits to save the planet

Convenience consumption: how we can be more mindful of our habits to save the planet
Have you ever thought about how you consume? Have you ever really spent some time and paid attention to the things you use each day? Take a momen...