Last year we bought reusable cups so that we could stop the growth of the the single-use coffee-cup mountain. This year the mountain of coffee cups is growing higher again.
During lockdown the coffee shops are only allowed to serve takeaways and that has increased the quantity of single-use cups.
Reusable cups are bulky and easily forgotten and we don’t always have them with us at the moment we visit: Coffee Aroma, Costa I, Costa II, Java, R&R, or Throwing Buns in Abingdon.
A few days ago Extinction Rebellion Abingdon were giving out free fruit and vegetables and talking to people about the urgency of the climate emergency.
This was something that other environmental groups could easily have been doing to raise public awareness.
Local councils have declared a climate emergency and are trying to find ways to put that emergency into practise.
A day or so later Extinction Rebellion Abingdon were in London, with XR groups from other places, in an act of peaceful civil disobedience thinking much bigger actions were needed to tackle the climate emergency. All the other environmental groups had failed to halt the climate emergency. People had to realise this was serious.