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Death by Caffeine

Make Mine Reusable
This year, 23 billion disposable paper coffee cups will be recycled or, worse yet, tossed in the trash. Most of those cups were manufactured using 100 percent bleached virgin paperboard, as recycled paper just isn't strong enough to hold hot liquids. AND they're laminated with polyethylene to keep beverages hot and prevent leaking. That's why my employees received the gift of a reusable coffee cup -- just fill, drink, wash and repeat! And it looks like the paper version, so you won't feel deprived of your coffee-to-go fix. Try the Eco-First Acadia Mug from Copco (www.copco.com), about $8. And did you know you can buy eco-chic purses made from
Make Mine Reusable This year, 23 billion disposable paper coffee cups will be recycled or, worse yet, tossed in the trash. Most of those cups were manufactured using 100 percent bleached virgin paperboard, as recycled paper just isn't strong enough to hold hot liquids. AND they're laminated with polyethylene to keep beverages hot and prevent leaking. That's why my employees received the gift of a reusable coffee cup -- just fill, drink, wash and repeat! And it looks like the paper version, so you won't feel deprived of your coffee-to-go fix. Try the Eco-First Acadia Mug from Copco (www.copco.com), about $8. And did you know you can buy eco-chic purses made from "re-tire-d" inner tubes? Search for Two's Company on Google.

Here's a handy dandly litte chart that will help you determine the difference between really wide-awake and you know--- death.

According to the information provided I should be safe If I limit my coffee intake to less than 90 cups per day and keep my Monster consumption under 60 cans. I'm not too worried.

How much caffeine do you consume on an average day? What's you preferred method of consumption, coffee, energy drinks etc?




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Cindy Hval
Cindy Hval is a freelance columnist for the Voices neighborhood sections. Her Front Porch column appears twice a month in the Thursday Voice.









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