At my office, a few months ago they discontinued styro-foam cups, which means I have to remember to bring in a coffee mug each morning, even if I don’t prepare a cup of home brew. Kind of inconvenient. What’s really inconvenient is after like 11am, when I don’t want coffee.
I want some water.
I can’t put water in my mug, because after you’ve tainted a stainless steel mug with coffee, everything tastes like coffee.
I could walk to the drinking fountain every few minutes, but that’s not terribly productive. Or I could walk to the vending machine and purchase a bottle of water. But that means I’m wasting money, and to be honest, a plastic bottle is about as recyclable as a styro-foam cup, isn’t it?
This was ushered in under an “environmentally friendly” memo. I suspect it’s really a “cost-cutting” policy.