The organisation said that “significant progress” has been made towards its goal that by 2020 the majority of the UK public will have access to facilities enabling used paper cups to be recovered and recycled. The number of points where paper cups can now be recycled is, by PCRRG estimates, now up to over 4,000. Costa, Starbucks, McDonald’s and the City of London have boosted collection points as well as accepting cups from other retailers.
Plans for a deposit return scheme were mapped out by Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon. The administration also outlined its desire to “go further” to end the “throw-away” culture by looking into how to reduce demand for single use items, such as disposable coffee cups. The Scottish government said it would appoint an expert panel, which would advise on the use of charges, similar to the plastic bag charge.
Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon set out the plans as part of her programme for government statement. Zero Waste Scotland was consulted on the scheme and received 63 responses from its call for evidence. Supermarkets, environment groups and brands, including Coca-Cola, submitted among the respondents. It was claimed by Zero Waste Scotland that local authorities could save between £3m and £6m on litter clearance.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
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Use parentheses to separate multiple
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Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".