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The future of your morning coffee: Will the ‘latte levy’ make us kick the coffee cup habit?

by Catherine Cleary, Irish Times

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But the disposable cup is a ubiquitous part of the Make-Use-Toss culture driving the climate and biodiversity crises. Economist Madhavi Venkatesan explains it brilliantly in her podcast Sustainable Solutions: “We are in a cradle to grave economy,” she says, explaining the alternative concept of a circular economy. “We design for the dump, focused on the production and the monetisation of production and consumption. As long as disposal is cheap we just throw it away and produce more.”

Catherine Cleary, Irish Times, August 13, 2022

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