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Dear Tim Hortons

We are Emily and Amelie. We attend from Canyon Lister Elementary School.

We are Emily and Amelie. We attend from Canyon Lister Elementary School. We belong to the Be The Change student volunteer group. We know that you are a popular place for friends to come together and for people to come and have a yummy drink. In some ways you have become a Canadian icon. However, we have been seeing way too much garbage from your restaurant all around town. We are wondering if you could remind your customers to recycle or reuse. Or, even better, educate them to bring their own to go cups or containers.

We care about our environment and know that disposable cups are not biodegradable. They end up polluting our world. They end up in our ditches and the dyes and plastics that are in the cups end up in the water that are in the ditches. It is like there is poison in the water.

On the Tim Horton’s website it says that the company is trying to be more environmentally friendly, but the cups at Tim Horton’s are disposable cups. We need to let people know that they can use their own cups. Every time they use their own cup they are helping the environment.

We would like to put up a display somewhere near the ordering line up for the cars. Maybe they will think about it and bring their own cup next time. If you like, we could make another display to put up inside your store to remind people it is better to reduce, reuse and recycle.

Please write back to us. Thank you very much for this opportunity.

Sincerely Emily and Amelie

PS. After visiting Tim Horton’s, we were excited to learn that Tim Horton’s is a sponsor for our local Dash for Trash!! Please support Tim Horton’s and our community’s efforts on June 3, 2018, to pick up all our trash! (Contact – Scott Pemberton, Columbia Brewery 250-428-1224) Our school is planning to enter a team and we hope you do too! Also, thank you to Tim’s for supporting our CLES Breakfast Program and all the many events you support in our community! Solving our disposable cup problem is finding a community solution!

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