Gallery: All Starbucks Cups Will be Recyclable or Reusable by 2015


These days it seems there’s a Starbucks on every corner — and although the Inhabiteam loves us some caffeine, we cringe at the thought of all those carelessly discarded coffee cups. Today the giant of all coffee companies set a new green goal to make 100% of their cups reusable or recyclable by 2015. It’s a lofty goal, but as they’ve recently proven it is totally attainable and we are excited about the implications of their latest endeavor.

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  1. kamhansen May 2, 2011 at 5:42 pm

    Beautiful and informative and connecting with the world!

  2. swagv December 14, 2010 at 2:54 pm

    Recycling is a salve. It’s a band-aid. It does little to nothing for actual reduction.

    Reduce and reuse are still as critical as ever, and until those are addressed at the core this is just window dressing.

  3. Hey Starbucks! Inhabita... December 7, 2010 at 3:39 pm

    […] gift cards, especially during this festive season. As strong supporters of your endeavors to go 100% reusable or recyclable by 2015, we think this fresh, innovative element could truly boost the sales of your reusable travel mugs […]

  4. jhanley December 3, 2010 at 2:05 pm

    According to the this article Starbucks have successfully composted 2700kg of cup waste from the Toronto area and recycled them into new cups –
    Polypropylene is the best alternative so far. The KeepCup ( seems to be gaining a lot of popularity in Australia.

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