Monday, October 06, 2008

Starbuck's Wastes Water (and I Don't Mean Just Making Overpriced Coffee!)

Why isn't Al Gore making a fuss about this?

The giant coffee chain has a policy of keeping a tap running non-stop at all its 10,000 outlets worldwide, wasting 23.4 MILLION litres a day.

That would provide enough daily water for the entire two million-strong population of drought-hit Namibia in Africa or fill an Olympic pool every 83 minutes.

Every Starbucks branch has a cold tap behind the counter providing water for a sink called a “dipper well”, used for washing spoons and utensils.
Maybe if they weren't running up the water bill so high they could charge less than $5 for a coffee.

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