30 Day Writing Challenge — BONUS: RIP Starbucks Red Cups

I just don’t care!

I really don’t give a damn what color Starbucks chooses to make their ‘seasonal’ cups. And I really don’t understand why some people have the time to care what color Starbucks prints on the outsides of their cups. Seriously, a one-color printing job is probably cheaper than a multi-color print, so why wouldn’t they go for the bottom line?

Instead, I believe a much bigger issue is at stake: Why are we still using paper cups in the first place? Come on, people, this is the twenty-first century, is it not? Why aren’t we using our reusable cups?

A nice reminder of two fun weeks I had at the Grand Canyon this year. It's reusable. ;)

A nice reminder of two fun weeks I had at the Grand Canyon this year. It’s reusable. 😉

Seriously, we cannot reforest our planet fast enough to keep up with our paper demand – even in this increasingly digital age. I found this article about how Starbucks cups are made, and really it just made me mad. We need these trees for clean air and water, and paper cups are just such a waste of resources.

Additionally, check out how polyethylene is made – it’s a component of their cups too.

All of this for one use that will end up in a trash dump?

Of course, I’m also the person who brings cloth bags to the grocery store.

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