Update: The day before its 2018 annual shareholder meeting, Starbucks announced a new commitment to create a recyclable cup within 3 years. Learn more
Tell Starbucks to live up to its promises and stop polluting the planet with plastic before its annual shareholder meeting on March 21st!
Every minute the equivalent of one garbage truck full of plastic ends up in the ocean. Yet Starbucks has no plan to reduce its tons of plastic trash -- and continues to serve 4 billion plastic-lined paper cups per year, along with masses of single-use plastic lids, its signature green straws, and cutlery.
In 2008, Starbucks boldly told the world it would serve a 100% recyclable paper cup and increase reusable cup usage to 25% by 2015. To date, it hasn’t kept either of these promises!