Use Your Democracy

There is currently an opportunity for all of us to make submissions on a Government proposal to phase out and ban several kinds of single use and hard to recycle plastics, many associated with hospitality. Single use coffee cups are not included, BUT they are mentioned repeatedly and our feedback is requested. Follow THIS link to find out how to submit, and for guidance on content and process. It's easy peasy, and vital too. Meanwhile, here is a comment from one of the UYO cafes who have shared their thoughts about how a ban on single use cups could work for them:

Customers should be encouraged to make educated demands. Some business operators are immobilized by their current customers. If customers made new demands or new customers came to encourage and support a business shifting their practice towards sustainability, it would create momentum and distribute the responsibility from business to both business and consumer - Exchange, Christchurch

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