Where does your Starbucks cup end up?

In this post on NY Times ‘Green’ blog, I learned that most paper recyclers don’t accept Starbucks cups because of the thin layer of plastic coating that makes them waterproof. Because Starbucks puts out 1 billion paper and 1 billion plastic cups every year, the company is trying to make 100 percent of its cups recyclable or reusable by 2015. No word yet on how much that’ll cost.

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About Samantha Ku

Samantha is a journalism and French major at NYU.
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