Gross sales of single-use espresso cups have surged by greater than 1,000,000 a day regardless of the trade’s pledge to cut back the quantity going to landfill two years in the past.

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Shut to a few billion disposable cups might be used within the UK this 12 months, up 250million from 2016, the Paper Cup Restoration and Recycling Group stated. 

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This determine was hidden in a report revealed on Monday as chancellor Philip Hammond introduced he wouldn’t impose a so-called ‘latte levy’ on single-use cups within the price range.

Almost three billion single-use plastic cups will be used in the UK this year, up 250million in just two years (file photo)

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