Re: greenyes-d Digest V99 #374

Melissa Bernardin (
Tue, 14 Dec 1999 21:33:07 EST

Re: Starbucks Coffee Cup

I wasnt aware that there was a study about size reduction of the Starbucks
coffee cups. I had read, however, in Mother Earth News (I think that was
the pub) a couple months ago that Starbucks was thinking of following in the
steps of Ben & Jerry's in introducing unbleached containers (B & Js is only
using that material for the vanilla pint, I believe) and looking into moving
toward unbleached cups. Anyone know if there are plans for that?
On a side note, it was another sad realization on the still ubiquitous use
of polystyrene foam in the food service industry when I moved back to the
east coast in August after a 2 year stint in CA (where paper Starbucks cups
are the norm) to Boston where every other Bostonian clutches a PS cup on
their way to work in the morning (many of which unfortunately end up in the

-Melissa Bernardin
Membership and Project Coordinator
MassRecycle, the Massachusetts Recycling Coalition
but participating in this listserv from home on my own time with my own
opinions...I could otherwise affiliated with the title:
Future environmental educator and promoter of consumer responsibility in
waste reduction and prevention
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