May 27, 2010 at 7:42 pm
Although Earth Day has come and gone, that doesn’t mean our impact on the environment has disappeared too. Many people tend to forget about the little things that affect our ecosystem, and what they can do to help. The EPA estimates that every year, Americans throw away 25 billion one-use paper and styrofoam cups. A majority of the time, these cups are from drinks purchased at commercial establishments, or provided by the office. These 25 billion cups could circle the Earth 436 times! The worst part about this statistic: these cups are not biodegradable and will end up in landfills for the next few hundred years.
The solution is simple. If everyone started using their own reusable, refillable cups and mugs, we could reduce this number drastically. Even Starbucks, one of the largest coffee chains in the world, is doing something to help reduce the amount of paper and styrofoam cup waste. Since 1985, Starbucks has been offering a 10 cent discount to any customers who bring in their own mugs, for any drink, anytime. In 2003 alone, this movement encouraged 13.5 million customers to keep 586,800 pounds of paper out of landfills.
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