Charging for cups

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Consumers could have to pay for using a disposable cup.

RETAILERS who have coffee machines in their store may soon have to charge customers who take a single-use cup.

The Scottish Government has announced plans to create a cup charge similar to the carrier bag fee.

The level of the charge will be subject to consultation.

Environment secretary Roseanna Cunningham said:

“For Scotland to become a net zero society, we need a fundamental re-think about how we use and reuse materials and how we handle waste. That is why I am proposing further bold action.”