BUSAN, May 29 (Korea Bizwire) — The policy of restricting the use of disposable cups in coffee shops has been in place since last August, but one in ten people still use disposable cups inside the stores.
The Zero Waste Citizen Center conducted a survey of 239 coffee shops in Busan on the use of disposable cups within the stores.
Of the 2,262 people, 1,950 used multiple-use cups, but 202 or 8.9 percent still used disposable plastic cups. Some 110 people or 4.9 percent used paper cups, and 13.8 percent used disposable cups inside coffee shops.
Under current laws, disposable plastic cups are banned from being used in stores.
However, when asked about the use of disposable plastic cups in the store, which is banned by law, a majority of the respondents said the customer was supposed to ‘take-out but was drinking in the store’.
The survey also showed that all 239 coffee shops in the survey offered disposable plastic straws.
According an official from the Zero Waste Citizen Center, the center needs to continue to crack down on the use of single-use plastic cups and promote the ban on the use of disposable plastic cups.
The official added that the center needs to strengthen regulations on disposable plastic cups and straws, which are still popular in coffee shops.
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