Stand.earth’s Corporate Campaign University, (also known as the Business Ethics Network, or BEN) provides trainings, consultation, and networking opportunities for diverse activists and organizations working to hold corporations accountable and rein in corporate power.
While the iconic Starbucks cups is known around the world, it’s environmental impact hasn’t been...until now.
In 2016, we launched our Better Cup campaign to demand that Starbucks make the more than four billion paper cups it serves annually recyclable. Surprised to hear that they’re not recyclable now? The truth is that Starbucks paper cups contain only 10% recycled content and are not recyclable almost anywhere.
More than a million trees are logged every year to create Starbucks cups.
Starbucks will serve 4+ billion disposable paper cups this year —8,000 cups a minute. That's four times the weight of the Brooklyn Bridge.
In 2008 Starbucks promised that by 2015 it would use only 100% recycled and recyclable cups, and serve 25% of its drinks in reusable mugs. But, today, forests around the world are still destroyed to make Starbucks cups.
Here is a list of companies reducing their carbon footprint and moving away from tar sands.
Our market solutions approach is a comprehensive strategy to help companies move beyond having a good environmental policy on paper to making changes that save forests on the ground. We all need companies that buy huge amounts of lumber and paper to take big strides in reducing their consumption and improving the environmental qualities of the wood and paper they purchase.
Life on earth depends on it.
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