Friday, October 10, 2008

Starbuck pouring more than just coffee


If you fall into the approximate two-thirds of the world that goes to Starbucks on a daily basis, you may have noticed water continuously running from a small sink called the "dipping well" where the staff cleans utensils . This is because of a corporate cleanliness policy, set to prevent bacteria from growing in the pipes, that prohibits staff members from turning it off. Just recently, Starbucks has been getting some heat from environment experts for their actions. Leaving the water on non-stop at all its 10,000 locations wastes 6,420,060 gallons a day. According to The Sun, a British newspaper, "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."



4 comments:

SportJock said...
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SportJock said...

thanks this saves me $5 Bucks a day

Artsy said...

I cannot belive it. I throught Starbucks was a green company...Not buying from them again!

swag said...

This just in: subprime mortgage market about to get sketchy.

Hope you enjoyed the nap, Rip.