Starbucks Commits $10M for Greener Coffee Cup - NBC Bay Area
National & International News
The day’s top national and international news

Starbucks Commits $10M for Greener Coffee Cup

The goal is to give cups a second life and keep them from landfills

    processing...

    NEWSLETTERS

    Adopt These 10 Healthy Sleep Habits
    LightRocket via Getty Images
    File photo

    Starbucks is making a $10 million commitment to develop a greener coffee cup that is fully recyclable and compostable.

    The company on Tuesday announced the NextGen Cup Challenge initiative in partnership with Closed Loop Partners' Center for the Circular Economy. The goal is to give cups a second life and keep them from landfills.

    Inventors will receive grants.

    Starbucks says its paper cups are currently manufactured with 10 percent post-consumer recycled fiber. The inside is coated with a thin liner designed to meet quality and safety standards.

    Officer Shoots Through His Own Windshield During Car Chase

    [NATL] Las Vegas Officer Shoots Through His Own Windshield During Car Chase

    Body cam footage released by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department shows an intense pursuit seen from the front seat of a patrol car. Officer William Umana was trying to stop a pair of suspected killers who had fired at police 34 times. One is seen on camera shooting back while driving, blowing holes in his own windshield.

    (Published 3 hours ago)

    The company's research and development team is testing a new bio-liner, made partially from plant-based material.

    Starbucks annual shareholders meeting on Wednesday features a coffee tasting featuring small sample cups that are fully recyclable in Seattle.