Starbucks Green Policies

Danielle Brady
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Starbucks Green Policies

One question that is becoming very popular these days is "What are companies doing to help the environment?" The answer to this question is companies are doing more to help the environment than you think. One company in particular doing this is Starbucks. Starbucks is a coffee shop that serves all types of different coffee products. From frappuccino's, cappuccinos, iced or hot coffees to cake pops, chillers and many other products Starbucks has something just about everyone would enjoy. However when Starbucks comes to mind, so do thousands and thousands of plastic cups, straws, paper and other products ...

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Starbucks has is to make all of their cups recyclable by 2015. They are slowing working towards this goal and a major test of this was this summer in Chicago, Illinois. Eighty-nine different Starbucks stores in and around Chicago participated and put recycling bins in, outside, and around their stores. The customer as usual would come in, order a Starbucks beverage, and after they were done would place their cup in one of the many recycling bins. The employees would then go and empty the bins, trucks would come to pick up the recycling and all of these cups were turned into Starbucks napkins. Another element to this green policy is the Earth Sleeve. The Earth Sleeve is a cover for hot-cups of coffee and is made up of fewer raw materials. Because of this close to 100,000 trees a year have been saved. The last major factor to this green policy is reusable cups. Starbucks' goal is to "Serve 5 percent of beverages made in our stores in personal tumblers by 2015" (Starbucks, ...

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this. Starbucks has a goal for every store in the United States and Canada to have front of store recycling. This simply means that each Starbucks store will have recycling bins in front of the store. This may not seem like a big deal but front of store recycling gives customers the option to recycle outside of the store once they are done with their drink. In 2012 only about 24 percent of stores actually had this. The goal by 2015 is to have every Starbucks location with front of store recycling. Not only is front of store recycling a priority but so is back of store recycling. Back of store recycling is recycling that the Starbucks employees themselves do. The employees are recycling the ...

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Added: 1/7/2014 12:30:35 PM
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Category: Business
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