Starbucks’ Throwaway Cups — there is no “away”

Coffee giant Starbucks uses between 8 and 10 million single-use throwaway cups every day.

But there is no “away” — there’s only landfill, litter, incineration, ocean trash — or recycling. Ten years ago, Starbucks promised that by 2015, 100% of its cups would be reusable or recyclable, 25% of beverages would be served in reusable containers, and they’d have recycling capability in every store. It’s 2018 and the company’s nowhere close.

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UN Sustainable Development Goals: Ocean Plastics

193 of the world’s 195 countries have agreed on a set of 17 goals that, taken together, imagine a world rid of poverty and hunger, and safe from the worst effects of climate change. These are the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, a shared global vision that embraces government, civil, and corporate action. The goals are ambitious, but achievable if we all do our part.

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