By Bruce Rhodes
May 27, 2007
Re "Would we give up drive-through coffee for planet?" column by Dave Teetzel, May 17.
If politicians won't ban drive-through facilities, they should implement a pollution tax that would add, say, 25% to the cost of items bought at drive-through windows.
Motorists would then have a financial incentive to park
their cars, shut off their engines, and stretch their legs as they walked into
To address part of the fast-food litter problem, our restaurants could copy the system I saw last summer at World Cup matches in Germany.
Stadium concessions charged a $1.50 deposit on thick-gauge
cups in which beer and pop were sold. Customers either returned the cups for
their refund, or kept
them as souvenirs.
I saw no cups thrown away.