Each minute the equivalent of a garbage truck full of plastic ends up in the ocean, so why do 4 billion plastic line Starbucks paper cups get thrown away every year along with masses of it single-use plastic lids, straws, and culturally?
Starbucks is part of the global plastic problem: tell the coffee giant to stop trashing our planet with plastic!
By 2050 the world’s oceans are projected to have more plastic than fish. Yet Starbucks has no plan to reduce it’s plastic trash and continues to serve paper coffee cups that are nearly impossible to recycle because of the plastic lining.
The sheer amount of plastic trash created by Starbucks is out of control – and it’s ending up in the waterways and other fragile ecosystems.
In 2008, Starbucks said it would serve a 100% recyclable paper cup and increase reusables to 25% by 2015. To date it has not done either.
It’s time for Starbucks to live up to its promises.