10 Sep '12, 1pm

10-year-old petitions Jamba Juice; co. agrees to phase out polystyrene cups:

10-year-old petitions Jamba Juice; co. agrees to phase out polystyrene cups:

Say goodbye to Jamba Juice polystyrene cup. The company plans to phase the cups out by 2013. Photo: Flickr Smoothie chain Jamba Juice announced last month that it plans to phase out its use of polystyrene cups by 2013, a decision that may have been influenced by the efforts of a 10-year-old girl. When Carlsbad, Calif. fifth-grader Mia Hansen stopped by Jamba Juice for summertime refreshment, she noticed that every smoothie was being delivered to customers in a polystyrene cup. With 752 locations throughout the U.S., Canada, Philippines, South Korea and the Bahamas and sales totaling $263 million in 2010, that’s a whole lot of polystyrene entering the waste cycle every day. So she decided to do something about it. Hansen went to Change.org and started a petition to end Jamba Juice’s use of polystyrene in all aspects of the business. “I'm 10 years old and when I was at Jamba...

Full article: http://earth911.com/news/2012/09/10/jamba-juice-cuts-poly...

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