For many stopping at Tim Hortons or Starbucks on the way to work is a fundamental ritual to start the day. But this convenient pick-me-up comes at a significant environmental cost: 40 million papers cups a day that only get used once before they are destined for the dump.

This is a story about the cups that don't make it to the trash can.
Note: This doc was published on the CBC New Brunswick website on Jan. 5, 2012.

Direction, Cinematography and Editing by John Pollack
Sound by Scott Farris and Larry Holder
Interview by Jon MacNeill

Song: Discovery
By: John Robinson

Photography and story thanks to Chafic Haddad

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