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    Quote Originally Posted by PinkRose View Post
    I was curious, so I did a little searching. I was surprised to see that there are actually eco-friendly biodegradable cold drink cups that are made out of corn. I guess it's true that you learn something new every day.
    Actually those "biodegrage" corn plastic cups don't biodegrage. They can only be composted at a facility. They also are worse than normal #5 plastic, which can be recycled. The Starbucks straws and cold cups are PLA (aka corn plastic), are only compostable but only 1% if them are properly composted. Ugh...I hate when companies pretend to be eco friendly to make money when they truly are not.

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    People knowingly drop their own standard and compromise their own well-beings for a "higher cause" is more to blame.

    In history, human did this only for religion (child sacrifice, for example) and Communism (family members report each other to the government, for example).

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    People are the most selfish specie in this planet. I highly doubt that people will drop anything for higher causes.
    whatever horrible things happened in the past and present, mostly it is due to one of our hideous characters.

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    Well, that happened too many times in history already. You are just lucky if you never experienced one.

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    I am experiencing almost everyday when I am in Guatemala doing coffee and NGO work......that is the Truth
    So I guess I am not so lucky at all in that sense.......

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    You are lucky Guatemala never under Communist rule...

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    Quote Originally Posted by WhyCoffee View Post
    You are lucky Guatemala never under Communist rule...
    well.... in many cases, a silent fart is way worse than a loud one. certainly applies to Guatemala coffee monopoly game that big boys play in that country.

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    That's why Trump always makes loud ones...

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    Well, that's a hard one and it's been already mentioned, that some bio-degradable options are not that eco-friendly.
    We have a coffee to-go business, and yes, we are looking for a proper solution, though it's still very problematic. So we decided to give a small discounts for our customers who brings their own mugs.
    Personally, I have tried many, and recently got hooked on these bamboo cups.

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    Here is an obvious solution: do what last generation did before plastics was invented. Use glass/ceramic/copper/aluminum cups and let customers pour it into their own cups if they want to take away.

    If you don't like something new, use something old and don't try to reinvent the wheels!

 

 
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