MICHAEL Gove incited adult during a Commons cabinet listening to with a single-use espresso crater – regardless of his debate to anathema cosmetic waste.
To this indicate this 12 months a Surroundings Secretary has handed out reusable espresso mugs to all his Cupboard colleagues, denounced skeleton to anathema cosmetic straws and mentioned he was considering an “thrilling thought” to levy a 25p “latte levy” on takeaway espresso cups.
He has branded single-use plastics as a “scourge” – and has launched a goal to exterminate regulating all avoidable cosmetic inside 25 years.
However that didn’t stop him ingesting espresso from a disposable crater as he was grilled by MPs on a Surroundings cabinet yesterday.
He was proven adult by associate Tory MP Dr Caroline Johnson, who brandished her reusable crater and identified he had seemed to embankment his personal.
Mr Gove blamed it on Parliament’s cafes, revelation her: “I’m fearful it’s a Home of Commons canteen that granted this.”
However from Sep Parliament will start charging a “latte levy” on takeaway espresso cups – and has vowed to anathema them altogether by a tip of successive 12 months.
Greater than 2 million single-use cosmetic objects have been thrown divided within a Home of Commons final 12 months alone.
As a partial of his debate to wean Brits off single-use cosmetic cups, Mr Gove handed all Cupboard colleagues reusable espresso cups done out of bamboo.