22 Aug '12, 7pm

10-year-old’s petition convinces Jamba Juice to stop using styrofoam

10-year-old’s petition convinces Jamba Juice to stop using styrofoam

Photo courtesy of Mia and Sara Hansen . As far as I’m concerned, if they ever market a one-size-fits-all People Chow like they do for pets, it should basically be smoothies. But it’s asinine that smoothie company Jamba Juice, which bills its product as healthy and natural, serves your People Chow in an Earth-unfriendly giant styrofoam cup. Ten-year-old Mia Hansen thought so too, so she started a Change.org petition to get the chain to stop using styrofoam — and it worked . Mia collected over 130,000 signatures, and Jamba Juice agreed to phase out styrofoam by 2013. Usually, stories of the “10-year-old girl vs. multinational corporation” format are heartwarming, but only because everyone learns a valuable lesson about the importance of trying and cooperating and sticking to your beliefs even when you can’t win. But Mia’s petition got a response from Jamba Juice within three...

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