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Starbucks Wastes Water

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/article1771553.ece

This is retarded and gives me a good excuse to bitch. All starbucks waste retarded amounts of water daily.

Starbucks = sucks.

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maikeru_kitty
Oct. 8th, 2008 11:25 am (UTC)
They do the same thing here in Japan at Starbucks. However, I see them using the utensil well constantly. There's a spoon going in or coming out of that thing every 20 seconds.

My question is....what do you suggest instead?

Also....McDics? How many burgers do they throw away every HOUR?

We all waste shit. All the time. Just by using the internet we're wasting electricity that comes from sources that harms the environment. Instead of nick-picking on these wastes, maybe we should do something that can help. Instead of saying: "Oh...well that's how much water is needed in Africa"....perhaps actually getting off your ass and SENDING the water to Africa might be better.
zoi_no_miko
Oct. 8th, 2008 11:34 am (UTC)
Agreed, but there has to be a more effective way to wash shit. It's the fact that it's not even turned off when not in use that bothers me.
The forum I nabbed the link from has a discussion including people who've worked for starbucks and cited that there's slow periods where it's not in use or barely in use for several hours and they're still not allowed to turn it off. :(

I tried to send water to africa in ziplock baggies when I was a little girl. My father thought I was strange. :P
mekanikalkorpse
Oct. 8th, 2008 04:36 pm (UTC)
I tried to send water to africa in ziplock baggies when I was a little girl.

ok, that's officially the cutest thing I've heard all week. lol
aelice
Oct. 8th, 2008 01:29 pm (UTC)
SA revealed that a health code requires them, and I guess a ton of other foodie places to do it.
zoi_no_miko
Oct. 8th, 2008 03:41 pm (UTC)
When you actually look at hte health code though, it's only required for ice cream and "moist" food like mashed potatoes, not drinks. And it's only in the US.
dncingmalkavian
Oct. 10th, 2008 02:39 pm (UTC)
Hm. I hadn't previously known this, but it does make sense.

This is really ridiculous. I try to be resource-conscious in my own home - I don't turn on lights if I don't need them, I use EnergyStar lightbulbs to conserve electricity, I don't run water if I don't need it and don't stay in the shower too long. If people are asked to make an effort to conserve natural resources, businesses I think should honestly be made to do it because they use so many and so much of them.
dncingmalkavian
Oct. 10th, 2008 02:40 pm (UTC)
Oh, and usually rather than throwing food away, I feed it to the birds and squirrels around my house. :p
zoi_no_miko
Oct. 10th, 2008 05:29 pm (UTC)
we compost. :D
dncingmalkavian
Oct. 12th, 2008 03:50 pm (UTC)
I wish I could do that where I live!
kamagrian
Oct. 8th, 2008 02:43 pm (UTC)
sadly lots of restaurants, ice cream stores/parlours, and coffee houses do the same, it's not just limited to Starbucks and they all have the same excuse of needing constant running water for health/safety codes and not recycling the wasted water. =/
zoi_no_miko
Oct. 8th, 2008 03:41 pm (UTC)
When you actually look at hte health code though, it's only required for ice cream and "moist" food like mashed potatoes, not drinks. And it's only in the US.
glynns_dolls
Oct. 9th, 2008 04:17 am (UTC)
That makes me feel more than a little ill.
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shenshen
Oct. 9th, 2008 11:18 pm (UTC)
Yet another reason to love Second Cup. :) They DON'T have that water thing...they have a cup that they place the spoon into with water in it that gets changed about every 20 minutes or so when it's busy.


I also love the fact that SC sponsors children in developing countries and takes VERY good care of their plantation workers. They also make sure that the coffees that they purchase are fair trade or more.
dncingmalkavian
Oct. 10th, 2008 02:36 pm (UTC)
Are they actually going to do anything about this?
euphorias_child
Oct. 10th, 2008 10:56 pm (UTC)
Five-bucks waste something? Oh my, the concept never came to mind before that they might. >.> *Snort. They are pretty awful in that category.
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