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Starbucks introducing cold drink cup made with less plastic

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Why is Starbucks' announcement being emphasized in this article? Think critically .!. Even you are capable of figuring this one out.

There is no mystery, it is an exaggeration that do not merit the attention when it is compared with other much more important efforts.

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Now there are compostable cups which in our ‘convenient and throwaway’ society could be the alternative.

And there are paper straws - but they suck. Starbucks is trying to find a balance between less waste, and quality. Of course I agree it would be better for the planet if they went off plastic altogether. But also with the amount of waste they produce, a decrease in plastic will be significant in and of itself. Now lets keep dialing it in.

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However, before the mass advent of plastic as a ‘convenience’ what was in use?

There were ceramic alternatives.

Got any references that aren't relevant to 1930's society?

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So do you think they should just do nothing?

Of course not.

However, before the mass advent of plastic as a ‘convenience’ what was in use?

There were ceramic alternatives.

But now people can’t even take the time to wait and sip a coffee for 10 minutes.

For those people?

Now there are compostable cups which in our ‘convenient and throwaway’ society could be the alternative.

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It is good that improvements are being made to reduce waste, but emphasizing so much a tiny reduction seems an exaggeration, the examples from other companies at the end are much more effective.

Why is Starbucks' announcement being emphasized in this article? Think critically .!. Even you are capable of figuring this one out.

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But still made with plastic instead of paper or something that degrades similarly.

So do you think they should just do nothing?

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But still made with plastic instead of paper or something that degrades similarly.

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It is good that improvements are being made to reduce waste, but emphasizing so much a tiny reduction seems an exaggeration, the examples from other companies at the end are much more effective.

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