It took some digging but I finally found the Burgerville cup in my compost pile. It's looking pretty soggy and would tear apart at the slightest tug. I'm guessing it needs about four more months.
This was written on 3/20/10Seeing is believing and right now I'm finding the Burgerville's compostable cup claim hard to imagine. Here is a post about the program from their blog. Basically the soft drink cups are printed up saying that they are "compostable." I'm all for that. We should reduce the amount of garbage headed to our landfill. It just seems like this will take a really long time to compost in the earth machine on the side of my house. All paper products are biodegradable if you give them enough time, but I'm assuming the Burgerville cups will quickly disintegrate with the rest of my table scraps and yard debris. This post will follow the progress of the compostable cup from the day I put it in there, 3/15/10 until the day I cannot find it anymore. I'm also wondering why they don't just give us cups that are recyclable. By the way, when are we getting a Burgerville in Salem? Once again, the capitol city is treated like a cultural wasteland by a quality chain store. And putting it in Keizer Station is not the same thing as putting one in Salem. The parking lot there is so darn confusing I have to ask for directions just to get out and onto I-5. Maybe they should just postion that Nomad thing in the parking lot of K-Mart on Mission St. full time. They would have a line of customers down the block, including me. All of our backyard compost piles would be full of their cups. Bookmark this blog and follow the compostable cup disintegrating in the earth machine on the side of my house.