Thursday, January 3, 2013
The cups will be cleaned with boiling water at each refill and customers will get $0.10 off their coffee when they reuse.
Starbucks is introducing an affordable way for its customers to reduce waste. The Huffington Post reports that starting today, Starbucks will offer $1 reusable cups. Customers who use the cups, which look like the standard paper cups with the Starbucks logo, will get a dime off their beverage. The cups will be cleaned in boiling water by Starbucks staff each time they are brought in for use. According to its website, Starbucks has a goal to serve five percent of beverages in personal reusable tumblers by 2015.
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Officials say the reduction in collection days will save money.
Come May 2012, Southampton residents will only have trash pick-up once per week as opposed to the current schedule of twice weekly collection. The Board of Supervisors voted 3-0 Tuesday evening to accept J.P. Mascaro’s bid to continue as the township’s waste hauler. Currently, residents pay a yearly $345 tax for trash disposal; this will be lowered to $340 come 2012 due to the new contract. Township Manager Joseph Golden said the move to one trash collection day per-week will save the township a “significant” amount of money. Golden said he hopes to the savings accrued over next few years to help fund street paving projects and purchase a new street sweeper. The new contract, which will last for four years with the option to extend, also …
Thursday, July 14, 2011
Earlier this year, Upper Southampton Township made the switch to single-stream recycling. Patch checks in with residents to see how they feel about the new program.
It has been three months since Upper Southampton residents have been able to skip sorting their recyclables before bringing them to the curb. As of April 1, Upper Southampton Township adopted single-stream recycling. This means township residents can throw items such as plastic products labeled one through seven, aluminum cans and foil, metal cans, lids, glass bottles and jars, mixed paper and cardboard all in the same bin. Township Manager Joseph Golden said before the township adopted single-stream recycling, residents had to separate their recyclables into three or four bins. The waste that qualified as recyclable was also very limited. As far as plastics, Golden said, only those labeled one and two were recyclable. He said residents …