Tuesday, November 13, 2007
Next time you buy from Starbucks...
"Ceramic or paper cups? Deciding which is the greenest and most environmentally friendly should be a no-brainer. Intuititively we go for the ceramic. But an article by the that intrepid green goddess Lucy Siegle, causes one to pause. She quotes an analysis that concludes that you would need to use your ceramic mug 1,600 times for it to break even, in energy terms, with paper cups. However, the use of disposable coffee cups has exploded, and the common polyethelene plastic coating makes them difficult to recycle, so it looks like, for now, carrying your own mug is best"