Just a minute for a takeaway coffee.
But what about figuring out the empty cup?
This will take 40-6 months to review
The member task force, which is divided into five sub-committees, is backed by a consultant report worth $50,000.
The City of Toronto set up a task force in December on how to deal with the 0. 35 billion outsell cups allocated here each year, but the group will not be completed by the April deadline.
The task force report will be June.
Even so, the prospects for consensus range from pessimism to cautious optimism.
"Is this more complicated than we expected?
Yes, "the municipal engineering committee chairman Glenn de belmekel acknowledged that the Commission raised the issue last fall by passing a report on the removal of packaging materials from the garbage stream.
The hottest problem, it turns out, is coffee cups.
City workers say customers who bring their own cups should get 20
Discount for tea or coffee drinks.
They also said paper cups with plastic covers should be banned because paper recyclers complain that the lid is polluting the paper.
No flight is recommended.
The Toronto parliament has succumbed to intense lobbying in the take-out industry.
Instead of making a decision, the Council established a city --
The industry task force and gave it a deadline for April.
Now this decision has been postponed until June, as consultants hired by the Task Force-primarily at the expense of the city-are completing their reports on topics ranging from consumer behaviour to the market for recycled materials, allow customers to use the health and safety issues involved in their own cups.
"It is not possible to complete and evaluate all by April," said Kim McKinnon of the Canadian grocery dealers Commission, a task force participant.
Leslie smisjagger, government affairs manager at Tim Hortons, said more research is needed on health issues.
Coffee shops worry about customers bringing dirty cups: germy cups spread disease if they run into coffee machines.
If customers get sick and drink alcohol due to poor cleaning of cups, the coffee shop may be blamed.
On the other hand, Smejkal said she encouraged a separate subcommittee to calculate the economic impact of the city's proposal on businesses.
"We are still hopeful," she said in an interview . "
"We work together.
Let's see what happens.
It's too early to see their direction.
Deputy Mayor of Ontario Stephanie Jones
The president of the Canadian Restaurant and Catering Services Association is more pessimistic.
"I haven't seen any progress so far," Jones said ".
"We are working very hard in any way the city has asked us to show them that the advice they made in November is unreasonable and puts a burden on small businesses," she said . ".
"They don't signal to businesses that they intend to commit to composting or recycling solutions, which is really what we really need them to do.
Jeff rasbourne, general manager of solid waste in Toronto, said that in fact, putting coffee cups into recycling streams is something he is trying to do, but the problem with plastic covers and paper cups remains to be solved.
However, he was not very interested in compost.
It is more expensive, the city bears the full cost, and the industry needs to share the cost of recycling.
In addition, recycling bins are common throughout the city, while green bins are rare.
The fuss about recycling has always been 20-
Customers with travel cups can get a refund for cents.
This will be discussed in the coming weeks, Rathbone said.
Will there be an agreement?
"Of course no consensus has been reached, but part of it is through talking to each other," said De Baeremaeker, who remains optimistic . ".
Rathbone said the process would not last forever as he was directed to advise the members by June.
"We will come back with suggestions," Rathbone said . ".
"It's another matter whether we reach consensus with our stakeholders.
In the end, it is our job to listen and weigh all the different opinions and write down our suggestions.
While the process looks long and expensive, it's worth finding the right solution, says De Baeremaeker.
"When you look at 0. 35 billion coffee cups a year, it will cost millions of dollars a year for the next decade to come up with a solution," he said . ".
"So investing $50,000 in advance to get the most economical and eco-healthy option is a worthwhile amount.