||<p>In the nine months to September 2018, before the 25p surcharge, catering (non-banqueting)
sales for hot beverages was £655,640 incl VAT. In the nine months to date, after the
surcharge, hot beverage (non-banqueting) sales were £727,203 incl VAT.</p><p>There
has been a reduction from 58,000 paper cups per month being sold to 15,000 on average.
It is not possible to count the number of such paper cups which enter Parliamentary
waste containers, but visual observation of the contents of segregated compostable
waste shows that many of the compostable cups are disposed of within the Estate.</p>