Plastic cups and straws have taken over many coffee shops. Heck, plastic surrounds us just about everywhere. Though it is useful, plastic is something that is quite harmful to the environment. So when Aaditya Thackeray went over for coffee at a Café Coffee Day branch, he was in for a shock.
. @CafeCoffeeDay ! I’ve had your coffee many times. Taken aback by today- some branches still serving banned plastic cups & straws. Any particular reason? Have chosen to not have coffees from CCD till you help us #BeatPlasticPollution. Join us, it feels good to help the planet!— Aaditya Thackeray (@AUThackeray) May 30, 2018
The youth activist tweeted that he had coffee at CCD several times and was taken aback when he noticed that a few branches were still serving plastic cups and straws. He also added that he decided not to have any more coffee from the store until they help in beating plastic pollution. He wants CCD to join him in helping the planet.
Dear @AUThackeray Thank you for your patronage. We sincerely appreciate the feedback shared by you as one of our esteemed customers. Kindly help us with your contact details by DM to share an update with you. We would love to host you for a coffee again!— Cafe Coffee Day (@CafeCoffeeDay) May 31, 2018
The tweet has garnered a lot of traction since he put it up on May 30. The CCD customer care replied to the tweet, albeit with what looked like a generic reply. They asked for Aaditya’s contact details; just like any other company does, to share updates with him.
It is not clear if Aaditya replied to CCD or if any action has been taken post his complaint. Plastics are a menace for the environment. Many highlighted that roadside coffee shops often use earthen pots or brass tumblers to sell tea and coffee.Let’s wait and watch if CCD takes any action on the same.