21 Mar '18, 4pm

Starbucks promises, yet again, to make a recyclable coffee cup

Starbucks promises, yet again, to make a recyclable coffee cup

We've heard it before. This is the third such promise in 10 years, and so far nothing has materialized. Stand.earth is a forest activist group based in Washington state that has loudly protested Starbucks' use of non-recyclable coffee cups. I've written about their 'cup monster' protests and petitions, and now they've pulled off yet another interesting stunt -- placing tracking devices inside coffee cups that were tossed in recycling bins to see where they ended up. The Denver Post reports : "Stand.earth's team sprayed foam insulation into cups to hold their beacons — which cost about $100 each — in place. They tracked cups thrown into bins marked 'recycle' at several Starbucks around the city. (Notices on the recycle bins say 'no paper cups or lids' can be processed.) The trackers then used smartphones to monitor data received from six of their beacons, including one plac...

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