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Coffee cup guilt got me

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OPINION: I'll be honest, I've never been overly concerned about environmentalism.

It's not like I wanted to douse the planet in napalm, I just haven't ever really been an environmental type. I was put off easily and early on by the stereotypes around environmental activists, all of whom I knew were more earnest than an American Christian summer camp leader, and used lemons as deodorant.

And honestly, I just never really thought about it much more than that. Yeah, I recycled and bought carbon offsetting on flights, but my efforts probably never amounted to more than spitting on a house fire.

Of course, I cared vaguely about the planet. But in a theoretical way, the way you care about your local library though you've never actually been.

* Confusion sends millions of compostable cups to landfill
* Takeaway coffee cup solutions: Fixing the problem
* Disposable cups are adding to our litter woes

However, all of that changed when my office reacted with outrage to the news that Wellington City Council is refusing to recycle "compostable" coffee cups. We're a KeepCup​ office.

Well, we all are except me.

It just so happens that I'm also the resident........

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