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To: Starbucks US
Starbucks: Be a partner to us and forests!
Starbucks serves 4+ billion nonrecyclable papers cups a year. That’s 8,000+ cups a minute cut from more than a million trees!
In 2008, Starbucks set a bold goal of serving coffee in recyclable cups and increasing the amount of coffee served in reusable cups (from 2%-25%) by 2015 but, they haven't delivered. Starbucks needs to recommit to this goal. We want a #bettercup.
Why is this important?
Starbucks paper cups exact a huge toll on our forests, our climate, and landfills -- and the majority of coffee-addicts and baristas still don't know it's happening! I've been a barista for 5 years and sustainability is important to me -- and I bet other partners agree. I'm working with Stand.earth, an environmental organization, to show Starbucks that partners want to see them do more for the environment by using sustainable cups.
Starbucks has emerged as the industry leader in caffeinating the world, and therefore has a duty to its customers, as well as past and present partners, to do so in a socially and forest-friendly manner.
How it will be delivered
Stand.earth has committed to delivering this petition directly to CEO Kevin Johnson at Starbucks Seattle headquarters for us!