KeepCup Blog - 2011
by Kiera Butler from Mother Jones.
We have seen the hygiene concern arise mainly with the large chains, it is irresponsible and it is misinformation. In our experience the true concerns are lack of chain branding on the offered vessel and, we suspect, concerns over the long term impact of changes to the style and perhaps speed of service.
Starbucks is busy working toward recycling its cups, a great feat i it can pull it off, but it relies not only on consumers disposing of their cups appropriately ie into compost bins, but that all the communities in which Starbucks has served have commercial composting facilities. If they provided this facility in every place their coffee as sold for use by all it would be an awesome legacy...
I suspect the outcome will rely on our behaviour though and the decisions we make about our consumption, what we can keep and what we need to change to better enjoy the things we love.