Gallery: ECO RANT: Stop Wasting Beer and Cups!

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Ahhhh summer. The afternoon picnics. The poolside cookouts. The breezy rooftop parties. The gazillion plastic cups to clean up? The half-filled bottles of beer that have been abandoned by their drinkers? The gallons of perfectly good undrunk beer that will be washed down the drain? Really people? Is it necessary for a person to pour themselves a drink, walk over to talk to someone, and then leave said cup on a table still 75% full, only to go pour yourself the same drink in a different cup?!!! It baffles the mind! Has anyone else noticed the phenomenon known as “floater syndrome” and been completely disgusted by it? And is there any way that we can get people to stop?

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  1. jamesvd July 27, 2009 at 12:28 pm

    Two painless solutions:

    1) If you entertain semi-regularly, buy a large stack or two of plastic pint glasses. A lot nicer to drink out of than Dixie cups, they’re cheap enough to not worry about a couple getting broken or stolen, and they’re substantial so most people will keep up with them a bit better since they don’t feel disposable.
    2) If you have to use disposable cups, put your guests’ names on them. One per person. Chances are, people will keep up with their own, and they might just feel bad leaving cups with their name on them scattered across the area.

    You could also use a hybrid of the 2 thoughts and use tape to put names on the plastic pint glasses.

  2. Milieunet July 24, 2009 at 4:51 am

    I should say, why not use re-useble stuff, like the Klean Kanteen

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