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(TreeHugger)   If you really care about the environment you should only drink coffee out of disposable cups made out of cork   (treehugger.com) divider line 61
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2014-07-12 08:18:06 AM
That's not a disposable cup. Seems nice though.
 
2014-07-12 09:35:49 AM
Did reusable vessels suddenly become unusable?
 
2014-07-12 09:37:22 AM
I thought there was a shortage of cork for wine bottles.  Is this a different cork?
 
2014-07-12 09:38:21 AM
FTA "Using it actually helps preserve the environment; cork forests are the habitat for the cutest thing you ever saw, the Iberian Lynx; lose the forest and lose the lynx."

So to save the habitat for this animal, we should cut it down to make short lived drinking cups?
 
2014-07-12 10:24:11 AM
InterruptingQuirk:
So to save the habitat for this animal, we should cut it down to make short lived drinking cups?

Cork trees are not cut down.  The bark is harvested.
 
2014-07-12 10:26:38 AM
I've been using the same stainless steel Nissan travel mugs for 10 years, I think that is environmentally friendly.
 
2014-07-12 10:28:04 AM

InterruptingQuirk: FTA "Using it actually helps preserve the environment; cork forests are the habitat for the cutest thing you ever saw, the Iberian Lynx; lose the forest and lose the lynx."

So to save the habitat for this animal, we should cut it down to make short lived drinking cups?


To save the animal we should serve coffee in it?

Cork trees are disappearing. The professional arborists that plant those trees are awesome.  Who doesn't like a good cork oaker?
 
2014-07-12 10:28:42 AM
I drink only out of naturally harvested lion ears that have been shot by Texas cheerleaders.
 
2014-07-12 10:28:48 AM
Isn't paper pretty close to a renewable resource? Well, paper that is sourced in the US.
 
2014-07-12 10:28:59 AM

InterruptingQuirk: FTA "Using it actually helps preserve the environment; cork forests are the habitat for the cutest thing you ever saw, the Iberian Lynx; lose the forest and lose the lynx."

So to save the habitat for this animal, we should cut it down to make short lived drinking cups?


You cut the bark off, then it grows back.
 
2014-07-12 10:30:34 AM

verbaltoxin: You cut the bark off, then it grows back.


Can't explain that.  Its like magnets.

awordforscience.files.wordpress.com
 
2014-07-12 10:32:00 AM

InterruptingQuirk: FTA "Using it actually helps preserve the environment; cork forests are the habitat for the cutest thing you ever saw, the Iberian Lynx; lose the forest and lose the lynx."

So to save the habitat for this animal, we should cut it down to make short lived drinking cups?


Cork is a renewable reaource. It takes about 10-13 years for the bark to grow back on the tree. During these years the tree is off limits to industry.

My family has a house near a cork forest in Portugal's Alentejo province. I'm on my mobile or I would post a picture of a naked tree for you to see.

/giggity
 
2014-07-12 10:34:17 AM

uber humper: Isn't paper pretty close to a renewable resource? Well, paper that is sourced in the US.


Yes. The notion that the paper we use is somehow coming from the rainforest is a farce. Its cheaper to grt the wood here, most of it comes from farms.
 
2014-07-12 10:46:10 AM

uber humper: Isn't paper pretty close to a renewable resource? Well, paper that is sourced in the US.


WTF, you think that paper just grows on trees?
 
2014-07-12 10:49:40 AM

Eddie Adams from Torrance: uber humper: Isn't paper pretty close to a renewable resource? Well, paper that is sourced in the US.

WTF, you think that paper just grows on trees?


My father worked in the Paper Industry he used o love to drive by cornfields at harvest time and say "Look at that farmer clear cutting his fields."
 
2014-07-12 10:52:34 AM
And here I've been going through a set of ceramic cups and plates at least once a week. When they get all dirty I just through them away.
Should I not be doing that?
 
2014-07-12 10:53:52 AM

Eddie Adams from Torrance: uber humper: Isn't paper pretty close to a renewable resource? Well, paper that is sourced in the US.

WTF, you think that paper just grows on trees?


If it did, that would mean money DOES grow on trees
 
2014-07-12 10:54:12 AM

dolphinsgonwild: And here I've been going through a set of ceramic cups and plates at least once a week. When they get all dirty I just through them away.
Should I not be doing that?


Waste full you can wash them at least once, unless they are Corelle, then it's disposable
 
2014-07-12 10:55:01 AM

uber humper: Eddie Adams from Torrance: uber humper: Isn't paper pretty close to a renewable resource? Well, paper that is sourced in the US.

WTF, you think that paper just grows on trees?

If it did, that would mean money DOES grow on trees


Actually bushes, since money is printed on linen paper.
 
2014-07-12 10:59:32 AM

Tom_Slick: uber humper: Eddie Adams from Torrance: uber humper: Isn't paper pretty close to a renewable resource? Well, paper that is sourced in the US.

WTF, you think that paper just grows on trees?

If it did, that would mean money DOES grow on trees

Actually bushes, since money is printed on linen paper.


And fortified with a derivative of the coca plant
 
2014-07-12 11:01:39 AM
I drink only from my cupped hands.
 
2014-07-12 11:07:58 AM

notto: Cork trees are not cut down. The bark is harvested.


Ahh.
 
2014-07-12 11:11:06 AM
FTFA: Porcelain is the nicest thing to drink from, which is why most of us do at home.

Really?
 
2014-07-12 11:13:25 AM

dolphinsgonwild: And here I've been going through a set of ceramic cups and plates at least once a week. When they get all dirty I just through them away.
Should I not be doing that?


Are you Greek? Do you hold a lot of parties? This is important.
 
2014-07-12 11:15:51 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SNWeDjB1MMY

Or were you created from butter and cork
 
2014-07-12 11:16:51 AM

advex101: FTFA: Porcelain is the nicest thing to drink from, which is why most of us do at home.

Really?


Central America...Nicaragua or maybe Costa Rica...Nope definitely Nicaragua...Autumn this year... Organic...Shade grown...I'd say Rio Coco.
 
2014-07-12 11:17:38 AM
oops

biergardenencinitas.com
 
2014-07-12 11:23:49 AM

Tom_Slick: I've been using the same stainless steel Nissan travel mugs for 10 years, I think that is environmentally friendly.


I agree, as I don't think the cork will hold up nearly as long.  And since the cork takes 10-13 years to renew, we're going to need a lot trees if this really takes off.
 
2014-07-12 11:29:52 AM
Insulated travel containers made from a renewable resource:

www.brewdog.com
 
2014-07-12 11:42:23 AM
I will make a bet that the same person who buys this mug probably has the latest and greatest iphone, and maybe drives a prius or other hybrid vehicle.
 
2014-07-12 11:46:48 AM
What an ugly mug.
 
2014-07-12 11:49:51 AM

ElLoco: Insulated travel containers made from a renewable resource:

[www.brewdog.com image 440x330]


I remember reading about those. I so want one.

/I can't stop laughing 
//People at work probably think I'm insane
///And going to murder them
////WITH SLASHIES
 
2014-07-12 11:51:33 AM
I drink my beverages out of disposable cups made from bald eagle beaks.
 
2014-07-12 12:27:11 PM

JasonOfOrillia: I thought there was a shortage of cork for wine bottles.  Is this a different cork?


The prices for the premium cork needed for wine bottles has been going up for years, it's the best of the crop and is harder to come by in enough quantity, which is why winemakers have been experimenting with synthetic corks and screw tops for lower priced wines.

You seem well informed.
 
2014-07-12 12:31:53 PM
Picture of cup in car cupholder or GTFO.  diameter at 3" from bottom would also suffice...otherwise it'll join the pile of cups  that did not prove to be travelsize.
 
2014-07-12 12:45:47 PM

Tom_Slick: I've been using the same stainless steel Nissan travel mugs for 10 years, I think that is environmentally friendly.


I have a stainless steel baby stroller coffee mug/holder that I hooked up to my bicycle handle. I use it even when driving, and in the past three years I've probably washed it maybe three or four times. Beat that, disposable cups.
 
2014-07-12 12:48:26 PM

Blenheim: Picture of cup in car cupholder or GTFO.  diameter at 3" from bottom would also suffice...otherwise it'll join the pile of cups  that did not prove to be travelsize.


It would also help if cupholders were standardized. I have cups that fit perfectly in some cupholders that don't fit at all in others.
 
2014-07-12 12:50:43 PM
I don't care about the environment, so I drink coffee from cups made from spotted owl hide.  You can wash them, but I toss 'em out and grab another owl.
 
2014-07-12 12:53:45 PM
I only drink my own pee straight from the tap.
 
2014-07-12 01:21:47 PM

Billy Bathsalt: I drink only out of naturally harvested lion ears that have been shot by Texas cheerleaders.


I only drink out of disposable cups made from hollowed-out triceratops horns.

i.imgur.com
 
2014-07-12 01:27:14 PM

Tom_Slick: I've been using the same stainless steel Nissan travel mugs for 10 years, I think that is environmentally friendly.


I use plastic cups that I bought at the thrift store. You can just go in there and there's dozens of different ones to choose from. Just amazing. You can even put water in them--water, like from the toilet, and not from a store.
 
2014-07-12 01:54:22 PM
I drink from the skulls of my slain enemies
 
2014-07-12 02:34:28 PM
Smeggy Smurf: I drink from the skulls of my slain enemies

but only after they have properly been crushed, driven before you, and hear the lamentations of their women.
 
2014-07-12 02:51:41 PM
I drink coffee like a real man; out of disposable plastic cups.  The leachants from the plastic add to the flavor.
 
2014-07-12 02:59:47 PM
Cork trees are already in serious trouble worldwide. WTF is this nonsense? What article fails to mention in their huffing and shilling is that demand for cork (wine bottling) led many tree farms to over circumcise their trees, damn near killing the tree.

Then came cork-floors. And now cork to-go cup holders? Why, yes .. that's Al Gore grade environmental shilling right there.
 
2014-07-12 03:19:56 PM

Tom_Slick: I've been using the same stainless steel Nissan travel mugs for 10 years, I think that is environmentally friendly.


-I use a nissan stainless steel coffee mug, which is good
-but I got it buying an Xterra which gets ~13mpg, which is bad
 
2014-07-12 03:27:31 PM

DubyaHater: Tom_Slick: I've been using the same stainless steel Nissan travel mugs for 10 years, I think that is environmentally friendly.

-I use a nissan stainless steel coffee mug, which is good
-but I got it buying an Xterra which gets ~13mpg, which is bad


I got mine buying a buying a Sentra 32 mpg so fleet wise we are doing pretty good.
 
2014-07-12 03:32:46 PM

Jiro Dreams Of McRibs: Cork trees are disappearing. The professional arborists that plant those trees are awesome.  Who doesn't like a good cork oaker?


i1.ytimg.com

/made me think of this
 
2014-07-12 04:37:23 PM

Clemkadidlefark: Cork trees are already in serious trouble worldwide. WTF is this nonsense? What article fails to mention in their huffing and shilling is that demand for cork (wine bottling) led many tree farms to over circumcise their trees, damn near killing the tree.

Then came cork-floors. And now cork to-go cup holders? Why, yes .. that's Al Gore grade environmental shilling right there.


It's not like they can even argue that they weren't aware what would happen to the environment when their hype makes the market take off, the same pattern has been repeated by every environmental fad from cane toads to Starbucks. They don't love nature, they couldn't give less of a fark about the environment if they tried. They simply hate their fellow human beings, and finding nature-based excuses to commit genocide is the only thing that matters.

/this in turn derives from special snowflake syndrome
//we're not overpopulated in terms of what the Earth can support
///we're overpopulated in terms of how large a fraction of humanity's attention can be controlled by and lavished upon one single special individual at any one time
 
2014-07-12 04:45:36 PM
I met a wine expert yesterday who told me cork trees are going extinct and they are having to use screw tops even on expensive wines.
 
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