Australian activists have started a petition to ask for cigarette-style warnings to be printed on paper coffee cups highlighting the negative impacts they can have on the environment. The aim is to help avoid billions of paper cups to be thrown away every year.
MPs state that higher rates of tax should be placed on unhealthy foods with high fat, sugar or salt content as a “possible measure to tackle childhood obesity”. They also suggest that the sugar tax, which currently only applies to fizzy drinks, should be extended to puddings and milkshakes.
Calls for Australia to introduce graphic tobacco-style health warnings across junk food products, as stats reveal 80% of Australians will be overweight by 2025 if drastic action is not taken.
The borough of Lewisham has some of the highest levels of child obesity in the country. In a bid to tackle this, they have banned adverts for chocolate bars, ice cream and chips from billboards and bus stops throughout the borough.