Continuing with this month’s eco-friendly theme, this week’s poll is “Do You Carry A Reusable Mug?”
Do You Carry A Reusable Coffee Mug?
- Yes, someone has to save the environment (45%, 19 Votes)
- Sometimes (38%, 16 Votes)
- No, I don't (17%, 7 Votes)
Total Voters: 42
I can’t get away from the reusable coffee mugs this week. First, I saw a reusable porcelain coffee mug that looks like a paper cup at Office Dept. I almost bought it, except I already have a cabinet full of travel mugs. Then yesterday, I stopped by Melody’s Starbucks blog and read Update on reusable tumblers at Starbucks.
In 2008, according to Starbucks Shared Planet Report, 1.3% of customers brought their own tumbler into a Starbucks.
In 2009, according to Starbucks Shared Planet Report, 1.5% of customers brought their own tumbler into a Starbucks.
The numbers are pretty sad.
I usually bring along a travel mug for my commute to get my first hit of caffeine. However, later on I’ll grab a coffee in a single use paper cup at Starbucks. Because it’s such an easy way to cut back on waste, I’m going to start carrying around my travel mug all day long.
What about you? Do you have a travel mug or tumbler that you take everywhere? Why or why not?
Last week’s poll was “Do You Shop Local For Your Coffee?”
Forty-two percent of readers said they shop local sometimes.
Axiom Wolf said:
That would depend on whether or not you consider local chains truly ‘local’. Somehow I doubt it’s roasted locally though, unfortunately. I think it’s a matter of convenience and taste. It’s hard to go around trying every single local coffee shop in order to find one that’s good when you know you can just go to a place like Starbucks or Biggby’s. Perhaps we should all make a little more effort.
Thirty-eight percent said they shop local.
if i am in a local grocery.deli.coffee bistro.market i DO make an
effort to check the coffee bean selections.
And twenty percent answered that they don’t shop local.
Mark’s Wine Clubs said:
In San Diego, it’s especially hard to show local for coffee. It’s not like we’re growing a lot of it and our port is one of the main entry points for not only bananas, but coffee as well from Central and South America. There are a number of both ethical and environmental concerns which come with coffee and those are hard to gauge when we’re talking about national chains the size of Starbucks and Coffee Bean, which are our only two choices near to our home.
i don’t think there is any good roasters In NJ anyway
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