Geeks need coffee like fish need water. Today you can get a free brew at Starbucks.
Starbucks will reward customers who bring a reusable tumbler into participating stores with a complimentary brewed coffee.
You save money and help to reduce waste.
"While our cup has become an integral part of the coffeehouse experience over the years, it has also become an environmental concern," said Ben Packard, Starbucks vice president of Global Responsibility. "As a result, we’ve set aggressive goals to minimize cup waste through recycling and reusable options, and are collaborating with a wide range of stakeholders to drive meaningful change. In addition to working with cup manufacturers, municipalities and recyclers to make our cups more broadly recyclable, we’re encouraging customers to think about reusable cups the way they think about reusable grocery bags."
You can visit Starbucks site and use the Impact Calculator, powered by the Environmental Defense Fund, to see how many trees can be saved through tumbler use.