Thursday, March 21, 2002
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(03-21) 16:19 PST BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) --
Those outspoken Berkeley residents are at it again.
The problem this time? Nasty used coffee-cup
A group of people say it's a health hazard to reuse a
cardboard heat shield that protects hands wrapped
around hot coffee cups.
Some coffee houses in the area have been recycling
the sleeves to save paper and trash, meaning people
have to use a sleeve that has already been in contact
with another human hand.
The issue was brought to the city council meeting
Wednesday night. It was delayed until next month,
when city officials will ask health officials to
research the matter and consider whether to
prohibit reusing the sleeves.