Food Service Disposables To Drive Market

According to research conducted by www.mmarketresearch.com, growth will be driven by foodservice disposables over the coming 3 years.  US demand for foodservice disposables is expected to reach $20 billion in 2017 according to the research. Read more of the story here.

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Starbucks’ Cup Recycling Plans Move Ahead

The Memphis Business Journal reports that a six-week pilot program completed by Starbucks Coffee Co., International Paper Co. and other partners shows that it is possible to recycle Starbucks’ coffee cups into new paper cups.

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Starbucks tests recycling paper cups in New York stores

USA Today reports that Starbucks has started a nine-week pilot program in New York City to test the recycling of its paper cups, which total about 3 billion each year company-wide, GreenBiz reports. It began placing recycling bins for the cups (not the sleeves, lids or other packaging pieces) at 86 locations in mid-September. “We are…

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A Cup Good to the Last Drop-off

Jenn Abelson reports in the Boston Globe that Coffee rivals join forces in quest for perfect green container. For more than four years, Hellyar, supply chain manager for Dunkin’ Donuts, has hunted for an alternative to the much maligned Styrofoam cup — long enough to earn him the nickname “Joey Cups.’’ The ideal container would have to be recyclable or compostable, keep coffee hot, and not cost franchisees too much

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