The real issue behind the recent Starbucks cup controversy isn’t the design; it’s the (single-use disposable) cups themselves. Inspired by this recent latte-fueled uproar, we want to remind you to keep the Bay in mind when you’re out shopping this holiday season.
- Don’t trash your gift wrap:
Get creative with gift wrapping this holiday season by using products like newspaper, baskets, and even a reusable bag to keep your gift a surprise! Often times waste from gift wrap doesn’t even end up in the landfill. Carried by wind, rain and other elements, our littered trash ends up in our streets and flows into the Bay.
- Invest in memories:
Looking for a meaningful gift? This holiday give the gift of an unforgettable Bay experience. Sign up for a Bay ferry cruise, book a Bay-side campsite, or even challenge your friends to a swim from Alcatraz.
- Reuse, Reuse, Reuse:
We know that it’s easier to use single-use, disposable utensils and stemware items at your holiday party, but it generates a lot of additional waste. This season ditch these disposable items and reach for reusable products to serve your food and drinks.
- Shop local, Buy local:
Your carbon footprint includes the products you buy and where they come from. This holiday season support our local Bay Area economy and purchase food from a local business or buy artwork from local artists.
- Save dimes, bring your bag everywhere:
Your reusable bag isn’t just for buying produce at the grocery store or local farmers market. Bring this versatile bag with you when you’re out shopping for that special gift too! By the way, more than 80 percent of Bay Area residents now live in a city that has banned plastic bags.