SEOUL, Apr. 30 (Korea Bizwire) — The Seoul Metropolitan Government’s disposable cup ban at the city hall cafe has resulted in the saving of 200,000 disposable cups.
According to the city government on Monday, from August of last year to February this year the number of plastic and paper cups used decreased by 63,000 and 145,000, respectively, on-year at the city hall café.
Compared with usage between August 2017 and February 2018, the number of plastic cups decreased from 125,000 to 62,000, and paper cups dropped from 219,000 to 74,000. Disposable cups still used are for take-out.
The city has decided to further reduce the use of disposable products with the cooperation of the owners of seven cafes located in City Hall and the Seoul Museum of Art.
Cafes will use paper cups instead of plastic cups for take-out cold drinks, and paper straws will only be given to customers who ask for them instead of keeping the straws on display for customers to take.
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