Starbucks – Consumer Packaging – 2010 (status: 11.0%)
As You Sow is concerned that Starbucks lags beverage industry peers on recycling and recycled content policies for its beverage containers – paper cups, plastic water bottles, and glass and metal coffee containers.
Our proposal asks the board of directors to adopt a comprehensive recycling strategy for beverage containers. We request that the strategy include aggressive recycled content goals and container recovery goals for plastic, glass, paper and metal containers. We ask the board to prepare a report by October 2010 on company’s efforts to achieve this strategy.