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Trash Talk March 14 – 18, 2011

March 14, 2011
Cate Smith, Director/Executive Chef

Paper Coffee Cups…and the beauty of an Ugly Mug.

  • In 2006, Americans used and threw away an estimated 16 billion disposable coffee cups.
  • Production of these cups consumed 6.5 million trees, created 253 million pounds of solid waste, sucked up 4 billion gallons of water, and used more than 4.8 billion BTUs of energy - enough to power 53,000 homes for a year.

Adapted from Myra Goodman, author of Food to Live By and The Earth Bound Cook