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Recyclable Paper Coffee Cups Could Make Your Daily Starbucks Run Way More Earth-Friendly

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I have a pretty hardcore to-go coffee habit. Every time I buy coffee in a disposable paper cup (which is often), part of me cringes inside at the thought of it filling up a landfill. Obviously, this doesn’t stop me from buying it, which is part of why I’m telling you — to publicly guilt myself into bringing a reusable mug to Starbucks! The scary part is that there are thousands of people who feel the same way, and keep buying coffee anyway just like me. Fifty billion paper coffee cups end up in landfills every year, and that’s just in the U.S.!

Most paper coffee cups are made from a combination of cardboard and very thin plastic to keep the drinks warm and prevent sogginess. Unfortunately, this also deems them not recyclable because the two materials are impossible to separate — a fact many coffee drinkers don’t realize. Shouldn’t we have a more eco-friendly solution for something that’s consumed by so many people every morning? Keep reading »

It’s Time To Cry: A Baby Elephant Is Rescued From The Mud

It’s a general belief among conservationists that man should meddle with nature as little as possible. But what happens when there’s a wild animal in peril, and humans have the ability to help out? Earlier this month, guests at the Kapani Lodge Lagoon in Zambia, noticed a baby elephant and her mother struggling in the mud near the facility (think Artax drowning in the Swamp of Sadness in “The Neverending Story”). Rather than let the animals slowly suffocate in the mud, they alerted the South Luangwa Conservation Society. Conservation Society members, along with representatives from the local wildlife authorities, came together to develop a rescue plan, and both elephants were pulled to safety. Check out the dramatic photos of the rescue, and the relieved baby.

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