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Starbucks spearheads £1m initiative to boost paper cup recycling

Starbucks spearheads £1m initiative to boost paper cup recycling

4/11/2019

Starbucks spearheads £1m initiative to boost paper cup recycling

Grants of up to £100,000 available to increase number of drop-off points and cut waste

The so-called Cup Fund is financed by the 5p paper cup charge or “latte levy” introduced by Starbucks last year in an effort to reduce the overuse and waste of an estimated 2.5bn disposable cups every year.

The new scheme aims to increase the number of drop-off points needed to collect the cups separately and provide clearer communication to help consumers recycle effectively.

The winning bids will be chosen by an independent panel of experts, including the Local Authority Recycling Advisory Committee and the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management.

Read more: The Guardian

This is just so much hubris and arrogance from a company that has profited from the disposable and mobile culture of the “to go” cup. Perhaps they could use real dish ware in their cafes and actually wash them? Or are we incapable of slowing down? starbucks recycling papercups Starbucks pees on its own environmental forest fire. The planet doesn’t notice. UK

piapaulette That's wonderful. ❤ recycle SaveEarth Always been pioneers in the social/environmental field.... Great initiative! Also, they could probably use this robot too:

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