German Green Lobby Pushes For Hefty Tax on Throw-Away Coffee Cups

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

A new tax has been proposed by Germany’s green lobby group, Deutsche Umwelthilfe (German environmental relief), and it is targeting cafes and backeries that contribute to the 2.8 billion disposable cups being thrown away in the country each year. The group has launched a campaign in Berlin, with the support of the city’s …

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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