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Starbucks to halt personal, in-store cups in U.S. and Canada due to rise of covid19 cases (news article 3/4/2020)

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Starbucks to halt personal, in-store cups in U.S. and Canada due to rise of covid19 cases (news article 3/4/2020)

Starbucks has announced it will stop accepting personal, refillable coffee cups from Canadian and U.S. customers in an effort to halt the spread of the new coronavirus.

In an open letter posted on the company’s website Wednesday, executive vice president Rossann Williams said stores in both countries will also stop using “for here” cups.

Customers who ask for those cups or bring in their own mugs will still get a 10-cent discount, but will be given single-use cups instead.

https://globalnews.ca/news/6632889/ coronavirus-starbucks-personal-cups/
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The signs are posted in store today...i had my reusable with me but was given a separate cup

I then asked why are not stir sticks and stoppers removed as well. As they are put out in bulk and everyone touches them
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rogue wrote: The signs are posted in store today...i had my reusable with me but was given a separate cup

I then asked why are not stir sticks and stoppers removed as well. As they are put out in bulk and everyone touches them
That's a good point same with the milk/creamer canteens. Everyone touches those too even more so than the stirsticks
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Should edit title to say they are also stop using mugs and plates in locations that offer in store dining/consumption

Wonder if timmirs will do the same but what about other restaurants? They use resuable dishes and utensils
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Both customers' own travel mugs, and the in-store-use ceramic mugs are no longer allowed? Is there any evidence that either is a transmission vector for COVID-19? The no in-store-use ceramic mugs policy really gets my goat. What do they think restaurants will do? Serve everything on paper plates? This sounds more like an excuse to switch to time-saving disposable paper cups and stop wasting valuable labour on washing dishes.
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I think this announcement is hilarious after all of the commentary in another thread about Mcdonalds and the reusable cup. The world just came full circle for me.
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Good. About time people realize all these re-useable cups, bags etc. are unsanitary and we bring back widespread use of one of the greatest inventions of modern society and a core part of North American life and convenience - plastic and disposable products.

These environmental extremists trying to destroy our modern way of life should be ignored. Hopefully refusal of using unsanitary BYO mugs becomes a permanent thing.
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jflex wrote: Good. About time people realize all these re-useable cups, bags etc. are unsanitary and we bring back widespread use of one of the greatest inventions of modern society and a core part of North American life and convenience - plastic and disposable products.

These environmental extremists trying to destroy our modern way of life should be ignored. Hopefully refusal of using unsanitary BYO mugs becomes a permanent thing.
You couldn't have said it better. It seems as if now WE REALLY DO HAVE something to worry about.
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Are they removing their door handles also???? If not, this whole thing makes no sense
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Engi-Nir wrote: Are they removing their door handles also???? If not, this whole thing makes no sense
Could it be because the cup touches your mouth, but the door handle not so much.
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choclover wrote: Could it be because the cup touches your mouth, but the door handle not so much.
You touch the door handle then touch your mouth. Not much different. This measure is more about signaling "hey please still come and spend money, it's safe here!".

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