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Western Australia bans plastic coffee cups from February 2023


Western Australia is set to be the first state to remove plastic-lined coffee cups and lids from use – but there are fears customers will pay extra for their caffeine hit after the move. 

The state will kickstart the second phase of a single-use plastics ban in February next year. 

Other items in the firing line include produce bags for loose fruit and vegetables, plastic cotton buds and polystyrene cups. 

Cafés will need to pass the cost of the changes on to customers, who have already been footing the bill for recent coffee bean price hikes

Cafés will need to pass the cost of the changes on to customers, who have already been footing the bill for recent coffee bean price hikes

Disposable cups made from paper could replace the plastic cups (pictured, stock image)

Disposable cups made from paper could replace the plastic cups (pictured, stock image)

But cafés will need to pass the cost of the changes on to customers, who have already been footing the bill for recent coffee bean price hikes.

Warren Reynolds from Muzz Buzz, a drive-through coffee chain in Perth, has started replacing plastic cups with biodegradable products from China and Vietnam. 

But the upgrade is costing him 10 to 20…



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