I usually grab a cup of coffee when I’m at work. They fill my ceramic mug so I feel like it’s an alright indulgence. Not really (at all) 100 Mile but at least it’s zero waste. The garbage outside of the Starbucks is always filled with recyclabes. It’s a little worse now that the weather has warmed up. It’s Frappuccino time and with it more plastic waste.
There is a recycling bin just inside the door. I sometimes feel compelled to take a few of them out and put them into the recycling bin. Then I wash my hands. Thoroughly.
I do have a few suggestions if you really want a Frappuccino. There are some really cool reusable cold cups out there. How about the new Starbucks stainless steel cold cup? It even has a stainless steel straw.
Or… a co-worker suggested using a paper cup instead. And then recycle it. It’s still waste but it will cut down on the plastic. She told me that it’s a great way to avoid puddles of condensation on whatever surface you rest it on.
Are you a Frappuccino fan? I kinda like them every once in a while. They are expensive and can really pack in the calories if you aren’t careful. So enjoy carefully!
p.s. did you know Starbucks now has chocolate whipped cream??
Too many people spend money they haven’t earned, to buy things they don’t want, to impress people they don’t like. -Will Rogers
“The things you own end up owning you.” – Tyler Durden (Fight Club)
- Stainless Steel Straws and other things from the last few days. (stephaniegetsridofhercrap.wordpress.com)
- Beetle coloring in Starbucks’ Strawberries & Creme Frappuccinos bugs vegans (suntimes.com)
- Beetle Backlash: Starbucks Set To Remove Strawberry Frappuccino (wcbsfm.radio.com)