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This week I am trying to be green

This week I have tried two things to be green.  One hasn't worked and one might.

I agree it's time for me to stop throwing away one costa cup every working day.  It's just a shame that their machines of which there are two between me and my bus, aren't designed to take their own reusable cups.  This one will need more thought.  The manned coffee shops are not on my route to work. The one at work is manned by an individual who is not a person who I want a daily conversation with as it would just bring me down before I even log on.

And secondly we throw away a lot of 2 litre milk cartons - about 3-4 per week.  We have bought a JUG IT which cost £2.00 and started buying milk bags.  However they are slightly more expensive than cartons but we will give it a go for a while.  It will also give us more space in the fridge.

And that's my environmental contribution for the week.

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I bought a JUG IT the week Tesco had no other milk option on their shelves when I visited for the weekly shop. The following week they had no refills for it. I have not seen any refills in there since. I hope you have better luck.

Ocado - country life do semi skimmed packets. Haven't actually seen it elsewhere. Ideally I'd like to buy fresh orange that way too.

I think it really depends on your milk use - I generally get through one four-pint or similar container in a week or so, so it's far from my biggest impact on the environment. I've seen Jug It but not recently, I get the impression they simply aren't very popular in my area.

Self service Costa is a thing now?

Yep - machines in quite a few Tescos - two in the middle of Brum and I can't tell the difference between the coffee from them and the coffee form Costa people. And you can pay for them on the self service tills as well.

Fancy! Mind you, I don't use Tesco or Starbucks, so no wonder
I had no idea. If it's reached Hull, which I doubt :)

Actually they have - search this page https://www.costa.co.uk/locations/store-locator/ and look at Costa Express - One in Hull College Queens Gardens, on in the Tesco in St Stephen's shopping centre.

Oh, I know we have Costa and Tesco. Even Waitrose has a store up here! But I've nit heard of self service Costa stores.

Aaah - they're not stores - they are the big burgundy machines in Tescos and Shell stations.

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