The Secret of the Starbucks Cup

Thursday January 31, 2019

Update: The day before its 2018 annual shareholder meeting, Starbucks announced a new commitment to create a recyclable cup by 2021. Learn more

Four billion Starbucks paper cups are ending up in landfills every year -- despite Starbucks’ promises to serve a 100% recyclable cup.
Our latest updated report highlights Starbucks’ broken promises to create a 100% recyclable cup. From the cutting down of trees, to the huge waste created, the Starbucks Cup is a problem that Starbucks needs to resolve.


The life of a Starbucks cup starts from trees being cut down, and ends with being thrown into a landfill.

Change the cycle. Demand a #bettercup. Add your name.