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Going "green" or being sneaky cheap?


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Going "green" or being sneaky cheap?

CocoaNut | Oct 21, 2008 09:05 AM

I just picked up a Starbuck's coffee and received my cup without the customary cardboard "sleeve". When I reminded the barista, I was informed that SB is going green so the customer now needs to request the sleeve.

As I drove away, I wondered if they are truly being ecologically friendly, which is plausible, or is it merely greed? Overall, it will no doubt save them big $$$, but are those savings being passed along to the customer by keeping the cost down (somehow I doubt it) or will the savings further line their own pockets?

Along this line, accolades to Market Street (DFW grocery owned/managed by United Supermarkets of Lubbock, TX) for truly being “green” and thanking their customers by crediting .05 for each reusable “green bag” that the customer supplies – thereby eliminating the use of store supplied plastic/paper sacks.

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