Giant Leap Forward for Starbucks Recyclable Cups

QSR Magazine reports that Starbucks’ ambitious goal to have 100 percent of its cups be reusable or recyclable by 2015 may have just gotten much easier. The company announced a successful test with paper cup manufacturer International Paper and pulp mill Mississippi River Pulp that used recycled cups from stores to create new cups.

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Boston May Ban Styrofoam Containers in Restaurants

Boston City Councillor seeking attention for his re-election has proposed banning Styrofoam cups in Boston. Murphy said he proposed the ordinance at a hearing Oct. 15 because styrofoam containers cannot be easily recycled. The ordinance would apply to food service businesses that have over 5,000 square feet of retail or wholesale space or more than five locations in Boston.

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