That way we could reduce the water wastage and paper being thrown away. Emile Paper cups are not about to go away. The baristas know me by name, embarrassing. To date, despite checking their website, asking the Starbucks baristas, and perusing other reports, I have not been able to find answers to my questions.
Paper coffee cups cradle to grave generate about. We need to radically reduce our overconsumption of all single-use items. How does this compare to the environmental impacts of a disposable paper cup? What do you think — does this Starbucks reusable and recyclable plastic cup really help to cut down on waste or not?
This will require a lot of energy, soap and hot water ditto for washing in the sink.
Iris Marie Bloom This is inaccurate: As concerned as I am about the eco aspects of our habits, I have to admit that paper and styro do not have viable alternatives yet, all things considered. The tops are unsustainable as well.
Join the Discussion eventsupplies2 I think there is slightly more to the situation, you would need to reuse a ceramic cup a huge amount of times just to break even with the energy used to produce a simple paper cup. I drink coffee every day and go to coffeeshops all the time and I use about one paper coffee cup every ten years.
Will Starbucks take them back for recycling? For years, I have eagerly awaited this moment! I had a mini internal physiological earthquake as I approached the counter.
Sounds pretty cool to me. Single-use paper coffee cups are not recyclable due to their coating, so stop using them, people! What about all the energy needed to create these reusable plastic cups? Is it good green marketing — or simply greenwash?
How many paper cups does one need to avoid before offsetting the impacts of the plastic? So they go to landfill and degrade, producing methane, a potent greenhouse gas.
It takes nowhere near 50gallons to produce one cup of latte including all that goes into producing the paper cup it goes into. Enter science nerd side of me stage left.
Are we just wasting more energy to create these rather than continue to sip from the single-use disposable paper cups?
More Questions than Starbucks is Answering Time to give Starbucks a pat on the back for their green marketing and green design efforts?
In many ways it is a case of swings and roundabouts. I believe the solution is in coming up with technological inventions to resolve these. Chances are, Starbucks regulars like me are going to wash these reusable plastic cups in the dishwasher top shelf.
Starbucks reusable plastic cup display encourages coffee drinkers to reduce cup waste. Should we applaud Starbucks for these reusable plastic cups and thank them for being a leader in sustainability?
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