The acceptance of disposable paper coffee cups and their plastic lids as recycling marked a major milestone in these sustainability programs. Prior to this change, Western produced 12,000 disposable coffee cups on campus per day, with all 12,000 ending up in the landfill . Following
Unlike companies that avoid the plentiful of disadvantages recycling have when compared to reusing, there are some other companies intentionally attack this point as a way of advertisement to show the benefit of choosing reusable instead of recyclable. The advantages of reusable cups are quite obvious, but people tend to overlook and ignore them. It is easy to find many of them when we look at an advertisement, since advertisements can always give people a brief and clear look at the upsides of a product. Thermos is a leading brand manufacturing beverage container. It produced many durable and innovative travel cups. When browsing through the product list, there is one product whose advertisement especially targets the environmental friendliness
Coffee brews under a drip of scalding water, beans grind in the gears of a metal mechanism set atop the bar, and the chatter of patrons syncs with the sound of steaming milk in each Starbucks cafe chain. Like most cafes, the aroma of Arabica overwhelms all others, natural light shines in through the windows to touch the wooden tables, and the murmurs of conversations can be heard throughout the edifice. However, whereas the plebeian palate that feigns good taste finds pleasure in drinking coffee in its most basic form so that the true flavors of the drink might be relished, the rising youth of our post-modern society realize that coffee is best prepared when the taste of the bean is overwhelmed by various artificial flavors and sugars—undoubtedly cancerous but utterly unimportant. These developing connoisseurs of high society, with all their charm and intelligence, make it clear that Starbucks is the only cafe from which anyone who is anyone must buy one’s coffee. Starbucks, truly a place for the cultural and coffee elite, consistently attracts three intriguingly eccentric and completely loyal customers of both sharp wit and fine intellect: the female Women’s Studies major, the flagrant homosexual male, and the out-of-place conservative.
Approximately, how many customers do you see in there? It is said that about 15% of the Canadian population visit Tim Horton’s every day. Fresh Facts | Corporate. (2016, July 06). A majority of them probably in there buying a cup of coffee, which means that millions of coffee cups are being used each day. We have a slight problem. Yes, Tim Horton’s cups are recyclable, but it’s only accepted at certain locations. Can the Tim Hortons cup be recycled? (2016, March 18). An article from CBC news stated that Tim Horton's coffee cups were being lined with either wax or plastic preventing the cups to be recycled everywhere but specific blue bins. News, C. (2016, June 21). When you finish your double-double, don't toss your cup in the recycling bin, I think that Tim Horton’s should change up their packaging by eliminating the plastic and wax they placed on their cups and making it environmentally friendly. Including the plastic lids, they use for the cups. I would also make it my first priority to put recycling bins in more areas, because right now, since there are not many blue bins consumers are throwing their cups in the garbage can and that eventually lands up in landfills. If there were more blue bins, Customers will most likely throw their cups in the recycling
As mrs.clark was telling me the truth about jerry, my mouth dropped to the ground my eyes where wide open with many emotions going thru my mind. I was shocked that jerry lied to me but in my mind I was thinking he had done it for a reason. He had to do it for a reason because there is no way a boy like jerry would ever lie and specially to me. After I found out that jerry lied to me I wanted to talk to him. I was looking for jerry all around the orphanage because I couldn't find him and then one of jerrys friends told me that he left when he heard I found out the truth.
Additionally, a disposable cup is often served with a styrene lid and a holder, both of which may be small but quickly add to a greater carbon footprint. (Borg) Buying a daily cup of coffee in a disposable cup creates 23 pounds of waste a year that could easily be avoided by having customers bring their own cup (Borg). Furthermore, disposable cups vary in environmental impact. According to the Environmental Protection agency, Styrofoam has no biodegradable properties and will never decompose. (Spitzer) This means a cup in the landfill will exist in 500 years much as it does today. Most paper cups are lined with a plastic resin to keep beverages warm, however this prevents the ability to recycle them. Although Starbucks’ cups are 10% recyclable, the FDA has strict guidelines around used material in conjunction with hot liquids resulting in most cups requiring virgin paper, (i.e. trees), for manufacturing, that are bleached and chemically treated. Based on research by the Environmental Defense Fund regarding the production and shipping of coffee cups, 7 trillion BTU’s of energy are used, that which could power 77 thousand homes, 6 billion gallons of water are used which could fill 9000 Olympic sized pools, and 4 billion pounds of C02 released into the
We plan on implementing our this idea by giving resturaunt and bar patrons reuseable cups that can be washed. By doing this it will give the establishments the abilty to make sure that the glass and aluminum is being recycled. We are able to make sure that more than just the glass and aluminum in the kitchen are recycled if the employees recycle it. In bars the patrons may just throw their bottle away and by giving it in a reuseable cup the bar employees can throw it away. It will also have a positive turn out for the resturaunts and bars because the money they get from recyclcing will be theirs and they can use it as a tax write off. We will require the bars and resturaunts to recycle at least 80% of all the glass and aluminum in order for them to be eligiable. Wewould start off the first year at 70% because it will take a while to get into the swing of
Have you ever bought a cup of coffee and wondered what your cup is made out of? If you haven’t, well you should! Countless of cups are made out of non eco friendly materials which can end up damaging the environment. In an article called “Get The Facts” by Ashley Campbell, it states “ Americans throw away 25 billion styrofoam coffee cups every year.” this is a huge concern because majority of styrofoam cups aren’t recyclable and will end up on landfills for over 500 years.
Assuming a deal could be made, the next issue would be whether or not existing Keurig customers adopt the new recyclable technology. Recycle A Cup is designed to appeal to an environmentally conscious consumer who is invested in reducing waste. There is a chance current Keurig users may not go out of their way to purchase the Recycle A Cup add on for a number of reasons including laziness, or a genuine lack of interest in saving the environment. To incentivize current Keurig customers, the Recycle A Cup will be offered at a reasonable price, and will come packed with Keurig brewers of the future. Ultimately using the Recycle A Cup cutter will become just as habitual as having a morning K-Cup of coffee is each and every morning.
I agree with this post. I also think that the world has many more important problems, like child hunger, cancer, or school shootings to worry about rather than wasting their time and money on coffee cups.
In every morning, we have the struggle to wake up and get to work for the whole day. Fortunately, there are products such as coffee makers and coffee grounds/beans to brew it at home. Having coffee at home is the fastest and easier way to get up, take a sip, and onward to the day. However, with all the waste, people chuck down towards the garbage can without thinking twice leading more landfills. From the most known coffee company, Keurig Green Mountain, produced K-cups that made brewing easy by inserting the product into the coffee maker and let it serve for a few minutes till it’s finished. All that is left is just the cup. In the James
Please answer all the following questions as they relate to the case. Please utilize as much outside resources as you deem necessary to reinforce your answers—especially the last question. Remember that this case is over 10 years old and Starbucks has changed since then.
Starbucks is renowned for its morality due to their innovative sustainability and environmental policies and operations. They strive to go beyond mandated regulations by implementing ethics as part of their core practices. However, no matter how flawless their code of ethics is; they, too, face ethical issues and commit unethical acts. First, they are responsible for putting small, local coffee shops out of business which creates a uniform retail culture throughout cities. Second, they advertise to provide 100% fair trade coffee when it is not truly 100% fairly traded. Third, they use hormone added milk that is detrimental to the human body as well as the environment. Fourth, they set unrealistic, unattainable recycling goals, so they were unachievable; in turn, their trustworthiness is hindered and their reputation is tarnished. Lastly, it was revealed that Starbucks discovered ways to avoid paying taxes in the UK. To this day, Starbucks continues to be recognized as an ethical company. Although sometimes controversial, they are innovatively striving to positively change the ways of society and business operations.
Four million people worldwide make their daily stop at Starbucks in the desperate need for a coffee fix, just don’t forget to ask them to hold the side of exploitation, modern slavery and deforestation.
Starbucks acted ethically after their financial scare by upgrading their coffee equipment for their customers. Also, Starbucks added a new menu item to offer customers a more dynamic selection in their stores. Starbucks began to think more along the lines of a small mom and pop coffee shop to fit in with the local stores. To continue, Starbucks plays a significant ethical role within the community. Starbucks donates too many charitable causes within the community. Also, Starbucks allows their customers to provide feedback about their local coffee shop. Due to this ethical behavior, Starbucks gains new customers by offering them a place to relax and give their input on their