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Is there a sustainable future for reusable coffee cups?

Is there a sustainable future for reusable coffee cups?

Breaking News, Environment
Young Londoners are divided about the future of reusable coffee cups. As you roam the streets of central London, it is not hard to spot that there are now four times as many takeaway coffee shops in the UK as there were 20 years ago. In most London coffee shops, only paper cups are sold which cannot be recycled. This is due to the inner polyethylene linings, which is water and heatproof.  According to a January 2018 report, the Parliament Environmental Audit Committee revealed that around seven million disposable coffee cups are used every day in the UK. This equates to nine single-use cups of coffee per person and 2.5 billion coffee cups annually, creating 25,000 tonnes of waste.  We ventured through busy London streets and asked pedestrians for their opinion on the reusa
What Theresa May’s Open Letter to EU Citizens Really Means to Them

What Theresa May’s Open Letter to EU Citizens Really Means to Them

News
Prime Minister Theresa May has emailed 100,000 EU citizens living in the UK to reassure them that Brexit will not affect their lives here, though millennials are not convinced. Despite her efforts, young people fear that their dreams of working, studying and living in the UK will be ending sooner than they hoped. May’s open letter promised EU citizens low-cost application methods for “settled status” after Brexit, and that they would not be used as “bargaining chips” in Brexit negotiations. The letter was also posted to her Facebook page.   Theresa May speaking about the UK and EU on October 20th. [Video: Facebook --Theresa May]  For some students, the thought of Brexit’s impact on their futures in the UK only makes them homesick. 24-year-old Lauranna Bruninx chose to study i