A report shows more than 45 million of single-use coffee cups and almost 500 million plastic straws are thrown away every day in America. Sadly, here in South Korea, reliable statistics regarding this issue is still unavailable.
In order to consume less of them, I have tried to bring my own Starbucks tumbler. Also, I have tried to avoid using more than two disposable straws a day, by reusing them after washing. But, um……., Sometimes I realize that I am in some sticky situation, when I go to the coffee chains. Because the combination between tumbler and straw seems somewhat incongruous, some folks look at me in a strange way. I am feeling a bit guilty about the disrespect to Starbucks' signature green.
Oh, lord, am I really destroying the ordered harmony of the universe?