Thank you for inspiring me to finally write the following letter to Tim Horton’s. We need to refuse the disposables everywhere!

March 25, 2011

Tim Horton’s Head Office
874 Sinclair Road
Oakville, ON L6K 2Y1

Open letter to Mr. Iacobucci and Members of the Board of Tim Horton’s

Dear Mr. Iacobucci and Members of the Board,

25 years of “Roll-up-the-Rim” has obviously been a “win” for Tim Horton’s. But 25 years of disposable cups have made a mess of our streets, parks, and waterways, and has contributed to our overloaded landfills.

For the next 25 years, in the spirit of continuous improvement, Tim Horton’s could reward customers making an effort to reduce waste. Instead of continuing to promote single-use disposable cups with your ‘Roll-up-the-Rim’ game, you could offer people who bring their own mug, a chance to win by giving them a Scratch & Win Ticket.

If disposable cups are still necessary for some customers a deposit/return system could be implemented. This would bring people back to Tim Horton’s and clean-up our streets. A financial return would encourage people to pick-up the cups and take them back to where they belong. Tim Horton locations could then collect and bale the cups, and produce a much cleaner product for recycling.

Your choice to make the next 25 years free of single-use disposables will make us all ‘winners’.

Thank you for considering this request,

Kelly Clune

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