0 Finally!!!

I have been recycling Tim Hortons cups at home for years but there was never anywhere at the actual coffee shop to recycle them. Seems like a pretty simple thing for a corporation to do to reduce their impact on the environment. If Tim Hortons was a steel, chemical or electronics company you know that they would have had to come up with action plans to recycle their end products.

Finally Tim Hortons is rolling out a recycling program. Unfortunately it is limited to the Toronto area right now but hopefully they will implement it in all of their shops. I was one in Waterloo recently and they did have recycling bins for bottles and cans but not for the coffee cups and lids.

Tim Hortons plan is to recycle the coffee cups into roofing paper or cardboard boxes. Mmmmm they are going to smell soooooooo good.

This is a good start but have you ever noticed how much Tim Hortons waste there is laying around. Coffee cups, timbit boxes and coffee trays strewn all over the city. While I think that the recycling program is a good first step I think that there is a lot of room for improvement. They could start by offering those who are staying in the shop to enjoy their beverage a coffee mug. Yes they have them but they don't use them very often. It is rare that I see someone sitting there with a mug instead of a disposable cup. They could also offer a discount if you bring your own mug.

Oh and heaven forbid it is Roll Up the Rim time of the year. Not only do you get your drink in a mug but you also get your lovely cup so you can rollup the rim. There has got to be a better way to allow those who are choosing not to use a disposable cup to still have a chance to win that ski-doo or TV or free donut.

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