My company has “gone green” this week. Prior to this, we’d been using styrofoam cups, flagrantly thumbing our noses at the environment as we sipped our coffee, soda, and water, then tossing the soiled remains into the trash. Now, however, we love our planet earth. Starting earlier this week, our break rooms have been stocked with a bevy of beverage containers of an environmentally-friendly nature, complete with an array of overzealous instructions on which to use where. That’s right – it’s not just one set of cups we’ve gotten. No, coffee and tea drinkers have gotten special cups for their brew, for which they now have to add a little sleeve to protect against the heat – a cup condom, if you will – while those partaking in cold drinks get clear plastic cups (no condom required.)
Using more eco-friendly materials is a really wonderful, earth-conscious effort. Who can’t get behind that? I do have to admit that I miss my styrofoam cups – they kept drinks from sweating all over the desk and kept drinks both hot and cold, whichever they were supposed to be, and without need for a condom. I know it’ll make a huge difference when I toss every cup into the
recycling can trash can . . . oh, that’s right, we forgot one vital step in that “going green” equation: the recycling part.