A new levy of up to 25 cent on a disposable coffee cup is one of a number of environmental charges planned by the Government.
The exact level of the coffee cup levy is yet to be finalised, and will depend on “market research”, but it is expected to be either 10 cent, 15 cent or 25 cent
It will apply to all single-use cups, including compostable cups.
The environmental levies will be introduced in phases. As well as the levy on coffee cups and the increase in the plastic bag levy, the first phase will also see medium weight plastic bags – often sold as heavy duty bags – hit with the plastic bag levy for the first time.