The statistics are mind-blowing - seven million coffee cups are thrown away every day in the UK and, of these, only a quarter of one per cent is recycled.
Blue Planet has highlighted the damage done to wildlife by the plastic that results from our throwaway habits.
Clare Campion-Smith proposed a motion to council in December to reduce single use cups in council owned and controlled venues and to ensure that those still used are fully recyclable. The motion was passed with overwhelming support.
Clare said “It is a small step but we must change our culture to protect the future.”