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Calls for warnings on takeaway coffee cups


The federal government is facing calls to slap cigarette-style warnings on takeaway coffee cups as part of a campaign to stop so many ending up in landfill.

Environmental campaigner Anna Warren is leading the push, hoping to get 25,000 signatures to her online petition she can present to Environment Minister Josh Frydenberg.

Ms Warren says clear environmental warnings should be put on disposable coffee cups, most of which can’t be recycled because of their waterproof coating.

“Warnings on cigarette packaging have worked very well in reducing the rate of smoking, which is not considered cool any more,” she said in a post on to drum up support for her action.

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