The UK’s Latte Levy – level 2

12-01-2018 07:00

The British government wants to start a fee on disposable coffee cups. It wants to encourage recycling, as people in the UK throw away 2.5 billion cups each year.

One member of the parliament said that the fee will encourage people to use reusable cups. Coffee companies may also want to work with the companies that make the coffee cups so that the cups can be recyclable.

Regular cardboard coffee cups have a layer of plastic to make them waterproof and that plastic is difficult to separate from the cardboard. Britain currently recycles only one per cent of cups.

Difficult words: fee (extra money that you must pay for something), disposable (something which people throw away after one use), encourage (make people want to do something), separate (get from the cardboard).

You can watch the original video in the Level 3 section.

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