More than 2,000 people have now signed an online petition calling for 'eco alternatives by 2020' for throwaway cups.
The online petition tells the Government: "The UK throws away 2.5 billion takeaway coffee cups every year, but sadly less than 1 per cent get recycled."
It adds that 'recyclable alternatives already exist.'
The petition finishes with: "We want legislative change to enforce the use of eco alternatives by 2020."
To see the petition click here