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Change Everything, Except the Goal

Kim Elena Ionescu moderates a panel on progress – and yes, lack of – towards sustainability in the coffee industry. Get a overview of the progress to date, and a sense of the challenges that remain.

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The proposed Latte Levy isn’t fit-for-purpose. Here’s how we can make it better.

The Environmental Audit Committee believes that a 25p levy on takeout cups would lead to a 30% reduction of takeout coffee cup use. Even with a 10x increase in reusable coffee cups, that would still reduce takeout volumes to levels that would put many coffee shops in breach of planning law. Ouch.

Back-of-the-napkin maths explains why many coffee shops would break planning law  —  and be forced to shut up shop.

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