Tuesday, December 23, 2008

From Oregon With Love...

We had quite an ordeal getting here, which I'll write about later when I have more time. But today I went to Burgerville, so now all is right with the world (mostly, anyway). As if I didn't already love them enough, when I ordered my Chocolate Hazelnut milkshake it came in this awesome cup.

I love it! I think I'll use most of these sayings in my jewelry. Maybe I'll make a special "Burgerville Line." Ha! But I really love this cup and these sayings and that makes me love Burgerville even more. Which I didn't think was possible.

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, Create a Memory, Inspire Hope.


Ava's Mom said...

Have fun in Oregon! Stay safe and warm with all that snow and crazy weather out there.

Cynthia said...

Oh Cameron:) have a delightful time and beautiful Christmas:) Thank you for your friendship:) Can't wait to here more about your trip:)

ingrid said...

I loved these cups too, because they are not really plastic and they claim to be compostable. My husband and I were intrigued and left the cup on the windowsill filled with water, waiting for it to show any sign of breaking down. Then I learned more about them (on the Enviromom website--- awesome site!), and now I love them less. This is what I learned in case anyone cares: so they are made out of corn byproducts and labeled with a special symbol for being compostable. Unfortunately, they need a special composting plant that gets to massively high temperatures in order to break down the cup.... your home compost won't get that hot. Doesn't that suck?! I thought I could enjoy my chocolate hazelnut milkshake with no worries. Turns out this is just like a plastic cup.
But the milkshake inside is still amazing!
So glad you weathered the storm to be out here Cameron! It was super fun to be with you.

Cameron said...

Ingrid, I didn't know anything about them being "compostable," I just love the words. :) But even though they aren't truly compostable, I still love that they are made with corn! PLA plastics (made from corn) reduce our reliance on oil ("normal" PET plastic is made from petroleum), plus it uses corn for something other than friggin' high-fructose corn syrup! :)

I found a great article on PLA here: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/plastic.html