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(Japan Today)   Greenpeace Japan rips nation's coffee chains for using 370 million disposable cups per year and 1 million per day, which would equal height of 10,000 Mt Fujis if stacked on top of one another. Think of how many Rhode Islands that would weigh   (japantoday.com) divider line
    More: Obvious, Coffee, Espresso, disposable cups, major coffee chains, Drinkware, single-use disposable cups, reusable cups, Starbucks  
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184 clicks; posted to Food » on 15 Aug 2022 at 1:35 AM (6 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-08-15 1:50:38 AM  
 So Japan has 5 extra days a year? That explains their competitive advantage.
 
2022-08-15 5:45:38 AM  

shpritz: So Japan has 5 extra days a year? That explains their competitive advantage.


It's called Golden Week.
 
2022-08-15 6:36:21 AM  
Indeed, think of how many tens that would be!
 
2022-08-15 6:59:09 AM  
I felt bad about using 3 disposable styro cups a day.  I got a decent metal mug for work.  It works better, makes me feel better, and it makes me look just a little bit cooler.
 
2022-08-15 9:11:13 AM  
A local restaurant was giving out paper straws in plastic wrappers.

Wizzbang: I felt bad about using 3 disposable styro cups a day.  I got a decent metal mug for work.  It works better, makes me feel better, and it makes me look just a little bit cooler.


Until we get the recycling worked out, the sale of single use plastic water bottles should be banned or severely restricted, It's awful seeing people leave Costco with stacks of those things.
 
2022-08-15 10:54:04 AM  
Greenpeace is a bit scammy. I worked for them for a few months over 20 years ago collecting money door to door (those aren't volunteers working for free). People who give above a certain amount are supposed to get a magazine subscription but most do not. I think they got away with it because the subscription were a "free" gift and/or most people do not complain to the authorities, only to the poor sobs making minimum wage collecting money for Greenpeace. We'd complain at the office but nothing seemed to get done, at least not in the few months I worked there. The more I worked there, the more I learned about them I did not like (cannot really remember specifics) and the less enthusiastic I got which meant I collected less money which led to them letting me go. I think the people who are successful there in the long run are the ones who don't care or have blinders on.

One of the things I remember not liking is that they were against the Bay James hydroelectric barrages, they seem to only like renewable that have zero environmental cost so in effect none of them or only future ones. I remember them be very pro wind turbines back then, I'd bet they're against them now that wind farms are a reality.
 
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