it seems that the next target of the environmentalists is the humble coffee cup
I still yearn for the days when they used to give us 2 cups instead of 1 cup and that little sleeve
from the UK
Charge 25p for coffee cups to reduce waste
this is another solution to something that isn't a problem
Charging 25p for every disposable coffee cup would help to cut the number used by up to 300 million a year, a study has concluded.
A charge would be far more effective than the policy adopted by Starbucks and Costa of offering a 25p discount to customers bringing a reusable cup to the store.
help me out here, why is it "far more effective"???
if a tall drip is what £2, then
under scheme a) with a 25p discount for bringing your own mug, coffee costs £1.75 with your own mug and £2 if you "buy" a cup
under scheme b) with a 25p penalty, coffee costs £2 with your own mug and £2.25 if you "buy" a cup
so basically coffee costs more and people buy less, is that why it's "far more effective"?
it's like being back in college again, my last year of grad school we had this same insanity sweep across campus and kids started walking around with a travel mug tied to their wrists so they wouldn't need to use a paper cup if they got coffee