Ceramic vs Paper…which is green?

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The Natural Resources Defense Council in the US, does some great work, but this promo to raise awareness about global warming ultimately leaves me cold. While the idea of a hot cup sleeve that says “protect yourself from global warming” around a cup printed with a map of the world is okay as far as cleverness, it will take a whole lot of convincing to make me believe that using disposable cups is the appropriate way to make this point.  Here’s the  City of Toronto’s response to coffee cups.  http://www.thestar.com/News/GTA/article/499032 Interestingly, in the past, they’ve used reusable mugs to highlight the same issue, which seemed much more appropriate. rising-oceans-cup

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