Artist’s pet peeve

Student tries to convince others to use reusable mugs for one month and shun disposable coffee cups.

  • Mar. 22, 2012 12:00 p.m.
Laura Timmermans, a graphic design student at Vancouver Island University, and fellow student Clint Haley stage the Break Up with Your Cup campaign at the campus Wednesday. Timmermans draped Haley with hundreds of cups to try to convince students to pledge to use reusable mugs for one month and shun disposable coffee cups. About half of all North Americans buy one cup of coffee a day, which adds up to millions of cups in landfills and recycling.

Laura Timmermans, a graphic design student at Vancouver Island University, and fellow student Clint Haley stage the Break Up with Your Cup campaign at the campus Wednesday. Timmermans draped Haley with hundreds of cups to try to convince students to pledge to use reusable mugs for one month and shun disposable coffee cups. About half of all North Americans buy one cup of coffee a day, which adds up to millions of cups in landfills and recycling.

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