No reusable mugs at McDonalds?!?!

I went to McDonald’s today with my trusty travel mug and asked for a coffee. The young man working there said that they couldn’t fill my mug for me, because he didn’t know what size it was.  He offered to fill a paper cup and to allow me to pour it into my travel mug. … Continue reading

Roll Up the Rim – An Obsolete Contest

I used to love Tim Horton’s Roll Up the Rim to Win contest.  In fact, I started drinking Tim’s coffee one year during the contest and became a regular Tim’s drinker.  I know a lot of coffee chains use a similar device to lure customers into drinking more than their normal dose. However, in this … Continue reading

Paper or Plastic?

A proposal has passed for the City of Toronto legislating that plastic shopping bags will be charged 5-cents each starting June 1, 2008. Great!  I already have green bags that I forget to use from time to time, but I’m not sure that punishment way is the way to go. Loblaw and its subsidiaries have … Continue reading

A Surcharge on Your Morning Surge

I heard a few days ago that Toronto is considering adding an extra fee to your coffee to alleviate the load on our landfills. I’m no environmentalist, but I say hurrah!  It’s about time Toronto got its ass in gear in this respect.  There are countries all over the world that make people pay directly … Continue reading

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