Recycling at Starbucks – Online Conversation

WHAT:   You’re invited to participate in a live online conversation with Starbucks about recycling challenges and opportunities.

Starbucks will convene its second cup summit at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on April 22-23, 2010. The two-day symposium brings municipalities, raw material suppliers, cup manufacturers, retail and beverage businesses, recyclers, NGOs, and academic experts together to drive the development of comprehensive recycling solutions.

How to get involved:
1.    Become a fan on Facebook ( or a follower on Twitter ( for updates about Starbucks recycling efforts
2.    Follow @StarbucksLive on Twitter for frequent updates from the cup summit
3.    Use #cupsummit2010 to submit questions via Twitter for the live online conversation


WHY:  Starbucks goal is to ensure 100 percent of its cups are reusable or recyclable by 2015. One of the most significant challenges the company currently faces is a variance in local recycling capabilities.

Starbucks wants to give environmentally conscious consumers an opportunity to ask questions and learn more about this complex issue.


WHO:  Jim Hanna, Starbucks director of Environmental Impact

WHEN:  Thursday, April 22, 2010 at 4:00 p.m. EST


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