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.


About Samantha Ku

Samantha is a journalism and French major at NYU.
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