When my heart aches for our planet


When I yearn for
personal, cultural, corporate
awareness
mindfulness
responsibility

When I dream
of our planet
being held with utmost care
by all

When I dream
of us willing
to change
our first world cultural habit
of seeing things as disposable

When I dream of us
having access to resources
to heal
this plastic nightmare

Starbucks-Environment-2-2

 

Starbucks-Environment-1-2

Note: Starbucks stores (I don’t know if all) offer ‘for here’ ceramic mugs and plates for folks to use if they plan to hang out in the store. As witnessed above, a very small percentage of people actually use them.
I have been told by some of the baristas at the Starbucks nearby that people say they find it’s just easier to throw a cup away. At this time these cups are non compostable and non recyclable (at least where I live) due to their plastic lining.
If we use our own ‘to go’ mug the store offers a small discount on the drink.

https://www.cnn.com/2019/03/20/business/starbucks-greener-cups/index.html

 

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8 comments

  1. Disposable cups are on my radar lately as I pick them up on trail cleanups regularly. Arkansas Master Naturalists ask that all members bring mugs and plates to events so we’re not using disposable items. This became a habit and I now carry a mug and a folding spoon/fork at all times. Businesses have been happy to let me purchase drinks in my cup and often they won’t let me pay if I’m getting a meal.

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  2. I know how you feel / and not sure if this is the case in your photos – but at our Starbucks they double the cups all the time! Like it is no big deal!
    My mother loves using the ceramic mugs they have
    ☕️☕️☕️
    And did you know this month Starbucks has a 40.00 travel mug that comes with a free daily refill for the whole month of January 2020

    Pretty good deal for those who go often and also / maybe it is there way of getting folks to get into the habit of using a refillable travel
    Mug!

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    • Yeah, I have a really hard time with the double cup thing and also the way in which baristas will toss out a drink if there is an error in the order. I would so much prefer if they would just give it away to some one else.
      Thank you for commenting. May 2020 bring you abundance of inspiration and creativity

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