This giant Cup Monster wants Starbucks to use recyclable cups

October 12, 2017 by  
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A monster created with over 500 old Starbucks cups prowled outside a Seattle hotel this week. Advocacy group Stand.earth created the Cup Monster to pressure the company to deliver a better, recyclable cup. Although Starbucks has trialed recyclable cups , when you order that pumpkin spice latte or mocha today, the paper cup you hold still can’t be recycled in many regions. Stand.earth says Starbucks serves four billion disposable paper cups every single year – but many facilities can’t recycle them “because the inside plastic lining clogs the equipment,” according to the group . So they showed up at the Seattle Sheraton hotel this week, where Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson was speaking at the 2017 GeekWire Summit, with the Cup Monster in tow. Related: Starbucks trials recyclable paper coffee cups for potential global use Ah the Cup Monster is out of control! Every @Starbucks unrecyclable cup that gets trashed only makes it stronger! Kevin Johnson, be a hero! pic.twitter.com/V0c8KNsq9L — Stand.earth (@standearth) October 10, 2017 According to Stand.earth United States campaign director Ross Hammond, over 8,000 cups go to landfills every minute. He said in a statement, “We hope Seattle’s tech leaders will join us in calling on Starbucks to stop serving 21st century coffee in a 20th century cup.” GeekWire reported although activists wore Starbucks uniforms, they aren’t affiliated with the coffee company. Starbucks vice president of communications Linda Mills told GeekWire the company’s cups can be recycled in some markets like Seattle, San Francisco, Boston, New York, and Washington, D.C. She said they are also working with municipalities so the cups can be recycled in more areas. Reusable cups are also an option; the company has offered a discount since 1985 for customers when they bring in cups that can be used over and over. On Starbucks’ webpage on recycling , they say, “We will continue to explore new ways to reduce our cup waste but ultimately it will be our customers who control whether or not we achieve continued growth in the number of beverages served in reusable cups.” You can sign Stand.earth’s letter to Johnson asking for a better cup here . + Stand.earth Via GeekWire Images via Stand.earth Twitter ( 1 , 2 )

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What’s the best way to buy renewable energy?

September 21, 2017 by  
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Etsy, Facebook, Google, REI, Starbucks share tales of progress at VERGE17.

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Why Starbucks brewed up a green bond

June 20, 2017 by  
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“We have a long-term interest in having a sustainable source of coffee,” said Starbucks Treasurer Drew Wolff, “but we don’t always get it right.”Money talks, however, and increasingly, the power of global capital markets is reinforcing corporate sustainability efforts. 

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Starbucks trials recyclable paper coffee cups for potential global use

July 26, 2016 by  
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In the UK, only one in every 400 paper coffee cup is recycled . Starbucks is partnering with Frugalpac , a manufacturer of recyclable cups made entirely from recycled paper , to help combat this wasteful dilemma. The trial launched last week, possibly leading to the use of these Earth-friendly containers in franchises all over the world. Frugalpac, founded by engineer Martin Myerscough, aims at providing a better alternative to conventional paper cups. Every year about 58 billion paper cups end up in landfills or are incinerated worldwide. Most cups involve paper treated with waterproofing chemicals, making them difficult to recycle. Frugalpac feature a thin, plastic liner lightly glued inside a 100 percent recycled paper cup. They claim recycling centers can easily separate the materials and recycle each on its own. Related: Starbucks opens new reclamation drive thru made from recycled shipping containers According to The Guardian , a Starbucks spokesman said, “We are very interested in finding out more about the Frugalpac cup and we will be testing it to see if it meets our standards for safety and quality, with a view to trialling its recyclability.” Myerscough is reportedly in contact with various coffee shops and grocers, which could lead to a revolutionary shift away from wasteful convenience to more environmentally-friendly libations. +Frugalpac Via The Guardian Images via Flickr , Frugalpac

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The rise of the purpose-driven business

January 28, 2016 by  
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What’s the difference between a mission and a purpose? Here’s how PwC, J&J and Starbucks see it.

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Starbucks to move Ethos bottled water operations out of drought-stricken California

May 11, 2015 by  
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In response to the devastating drought in California, Starbucks will stop sourcing its bottled water  there, the company said Friday. Starbucks’ Ethos Water will now be bottled in Pennsylvania in deference to California’s first-ever state-mandated water use  reductions. The announcement comes just one week after a report in Mother Jones showed that Ethos Water was sourced in areas deemed to be in “exceptional drought.” Read the rest of Starbucks to move Ethos bottled water operations out of drought-stricken California Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Bottled Water , bottled water in california , california drought , california water issues , ethos water , international bottled water association , starbucks bottled water , starbucks ethos water

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McDonalds, KFC and Starbucks Pulled Into Chinese Rotten Meat Scandal

July 22, 2014 by  
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The latest Chinese meat scandal is spreading , with reports confirming that Chinese McDonalds, Burger King, KFC and Starbucks outlets all purchased meat products originally sourced from Shanghai Husi Food Co Ltd . Shanghai Husi was shut down by authorities on Sunday after television station Dragon TV showed footage of workers repackaging and relabeling expired beef and chicken products and throwing meat that had fallen onto the factory floor back into mixing machines. Read the rest of McDonalds, KFC and Starbucks Pulled Into Chinese Rotten Meat Scandal Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: burger king , burgers , chicken nuggets , china , Chinese meat scandal , fast food , food quality , mcdonalds , Pizza Hut , public health , scandal , shanghai , Shanghai Husi , starbucks , tainted food , tainted meat

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Starbucks to Install Wireless Charging Stations in Stores Across the U.S.

June 12, 2014 by  
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Tired of searching for outlets to charge your devices at Starbucks? You may be in luck! The company has announced that it will roll out wireless charging stations in stores across the U.S. The decision comes two years after a successful trial of the technology in Boston and the Bay Area. The coffee shop giant will partner with Powermat , an offshoot of Duracell and subsidiary of Proctor & Gamble, to install the technology. Starbucks patrons across the nation will soon see ”Powermat Spots”–small circles implanted in tables and counters–at their favorite location. Because most devices still aren’t compatible with wireless chargers, utilizing the spots will require purchase of a fairly inexpensive adapter ring. Meet us after the jump to learn more about what this announcement means for Starbucks, and the wireless charging industry in general. Read the rest of Starbucks to Install Wireless Charging Stations in Stores Across the U.S. Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Powermat , Powermat wireless charging , Powermat wireless phone chargers , starbucks , Starbucks and Powermat , Starbucks wireless charging , Starbucks wireless phone chargers , wireless charging , wireless phone chargers

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Luxurious New Starbucks on in New Orleans Inspired by 1900s’ Merchant Stores

December 10, 2013 by  
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Starbucks Opens New Tea Bar “Teavana” to Revolutionize the Tea Experience

October 24, 2013 by  
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Could Starbucks revolutionize the way America drinks tea? Today, the coffee giant teamed up with Teavana to debut the chain’s first teahouse , Teavana Fine Teas + Tea Bar in Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Combining chic and sustainable décor, the LEED-seeking tea bar builds a new immersive experience in tea drinking and marks the first of 1,000 that Starbucks plans to open in the next five years. The next location is expected to open in Seattle right before Thanksgiving. READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: coffee , green business , Howard Schultz , LED lighting , LEED tea bar , reclaimed wood , starbucks , tea bar , tea culture , tea market , teavana , upper east side        

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