Prevention has a main role when is the waste hierarchy in question. Banning the use of single-use cups and promoting reusable ceramic mugs are great examples of reduction in food waste production.

Image: ELN/Shutterstock The Scottish Government has announced it is to ban single-use cups, such as those commonly used to hold takeaway coffee, from its main buildings in a bid to cut plastic pollution . It hopes the move, which will be implemented from the 4th of June, will prevent as many as 450,000 cups from being thrown away and ending up in landfill sites and littering the environment every year. The country’s politicians’ drinks will instead be served in reusable ceramic mugs for sit-down customers, with staff encouraged to bring their own reusable cups from home for takeaways. The […]


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