I succumbed to Planet Starbucks. On Tuesday, I went into the café first thing in the morning and bought myself an Americano.
All morning I dreaded the thought of having to drink instant coffee as I had forgotten to bring my cafetière to work. So I succumbed to Planet Starbucks.
But as I watched my paper cup sit next to my iPod earphones and computer keyboard, I thought about Jack the narrator, who laments in Fight Club: “When deep space exploration ramps up, it’ll be the corporations that name everything, the IBM Stellar Sphere, the Microsoft Galaxy, Planet Starbucks.”
Tsk tsk Starbucks pulak… you’ll probably find this interesting – http://www.fastcompany.com/magazine/150/a-story-of-starbucks-and-the-limits-of-corporate-sustainability.html
“This is a place not of burial, but transformation.” Wow! A recycler’s dream. Love the term “single-use cup”, very much like Edward Norton’s single-serving sugar, single-serving cream and single-serving friends on airplanes.