Every minute the equivalent of one garbage truck full of plastic ends up in the ocean. Yet Starbucks serves 4 billion plastic-lined paper cups per year, along with masses of single-use plastic lids, its signature green straws, and cutlery.
This March, Starbucks promised to give us a 100% recyclable and compostable paper cup within 3 years. While this is great news, this is the second time the coffee giant has made such a better cup pledge.
Until Starbucks follows through, we need to keep the pressure on the coffee giant to clean up its global plastic pollution.