REPORT: Starbucks Cups Destroy Forests

July 7, 2016

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. 


UPDATE: In 2018 Starbucks made a commitment for a #bettercup due to pressure from this campaign and activists across the world. Read more here