starbucks, dunkin race against bans, taxes on disposable cups

by:Chengbai     2020-01-04
Berkeley People\'s Republic of California.
, Proud of its leadership in all citizens and the environment.
The liberal small city east of San Francisco is one of the earliest cities in the United States. S.
Roadside recycling is used in cities.
It banned the use of foam plastic and started using plastic shopping bags very early.
Earlier this year, the Berkeley City Council announced a new environmental disaster:go coffee cup.
According to the city council, about 40 million disposable cups are thrown each year in the city, and almost every resident throws one every day.
Therefore, on January, the city said it would require an extra charge of 25-
Number of customers using takeout-away cup.
\"Waiting is no longer an option,\" Sophie Hahn, a member of the Berkeley City Council who wrote the legislation, said at the time.
Jurisdictions around the world are inundated with garbage and are banned from being single
Use plastic take-out containers and cups.
Europe says plastic beverage cups must be available by 2021.
India wants to quit by 2022.
Taiwan has set 2030 as a deadline.
Surcharges like Berkeley may become more common, trying to quickly change consumer behavior before a more thorough ban.
Chain stores like Starbucks
About 6 billion cups a year represent a survival dilemma.
Dunkin\' recently renamed himself de-
Emphasizing the origin of donuts, 70% of its current income comes from coffee and beverages.
But it is also an urgent issue for McDonald\'s.
And the wider fastfood industry.
Executives had long suspected that the day would come.
Individually and together, they \'ve been working on a more eco-friendly plastic alternative --lined, double-Plastic-
It used paper cups for more than ten years.
It\'s not that good.
Scott Murphy, chief operating officer of Dunkin\'s Brands Group Inc. , said: \"It\'s rocking deep in my soul . \"
Drink 1 billion cups of coffee a year.
Since the chain promised to stop using the foam in 2010, he has been trying to redesign the Cup.
This year, its stores have finally transitioned to paper cups, and they continue to repair new materials and designs.
\"It\'s a little more complicated than the credit people give us,\" Murphy said . \".
\"That Cup is the closest interaction we have with our consumers.
This is an important part of our brand and tradition.
A disposable cup is a relatively modern invention.
Around 100, public health advocates were eager to ban a different cup --
Public drinking utensils, a shared tin or glass left near the drinking water.
Lawrence Louren filed a patent for wax figures.
He claims that this is an innovation in health and a preventive measure against diseases such as pneumonia and tuberculosis. To-
Coffee culture did not appear until a long time later.
In late 1970, McDonald\'s launched breakfast nationwide.
More than ten years later, Starbucks opened 50 stores.
According to estimates by Peter Saleh, an analyst at btig llc, the three companies now sell nearly $20 billion of coffee a year.
Meanwhile, companies like Georgia
Pacific Limited & International Paper Limited
With the growth of the disposable cup market, disposable cups reached $2016 in the 12 billion year.
By 2026, it is expected to be close to $20 billion. The U. S.
About 120 billion paper cups, plastic cups and coffee cups a year, about one-
Five times the global total.
Almost every one of them99. 75 percent—
It turned into garbage, and even paper cups took more than 20 years to break down.
A wave of plastic bag bans has inspired new efforts to curb cup waste.
Food and beverage containers are a bigger problem and sometimes produce 20 times the amount of garbage that plastic bags produce in any place.
However, it is relatively easy to recycle reusable cloth bags. With to-
There is no easy choice to go for a cup of coffee.
Berkeley encourages residents to bring a tour Cup
Just throw it in your reusable shopping bag! —
Both Starbucks and Dunkin\' give discounts to those who do.
Dunkin\'s Murphy says coffee shops know that reusable cups are a good solution, but for now, they can be a \"operational nightmare\" in franchises \".
The server never knows if the cup is dirty or if they should clean it, and it\'s hard to know how much small and medium coffee is going to be filled in the Big Cup.
Ten years ago, Starbucks promised to offer up to 25% of its coffee in its personal travel cup.
Its goal has been achieved.
The company gives discounts to anyone who comes with a mug, but still only about 5% of customers do so.
Added a temporary 5-
Penny surcharge for disposable cups in USAK.
Last year it said that the reusable cups had increased by 150%.
So the company has been working on better cups.
It took Dunkin nine years to come up with a way to replace its signature foam cup.
Early attempts require new covers, which are hard to recycle themselves.
The prototype made of 100% recycled materials is buckled at the bottom and tilted.
Cups made of mushroom fiber promise to break down easily, but it\'s too expensive to zoom in a lot.
The chain has finally set a pair. walled plastic-
Lined paper cups, thick enough to protect the hands of sippers without an external sleeve and compatible with the existing lid.
They are made of paper of moral origin and biodegradable faster than foam, but that\'s why --
They are more expensive to make, and they are not recycled in most places.
Paper cups are hard to recycle as we all know.
Recyclers are worried that plastic liners will stick their machines together, so they almost always throw them in the trash can.
There are only three \"bulk pulp\" machines in North America that can separate plastic linings from paper.
According to US data, if cities can improve recycling on a large scale, one of about 25 coffee cups can be recycled in a few years, up from one of the 400 cupsK.
Paper cup recycling group.
This is a big \"if.
\"Consumers usually throw their coffee cups on plastic covers and then have to separate them before they can be recycled separately.
Dunkin\' says it works with municipalities to make sure that cups that can be recycled are actually recycled. \"This is a journey --
\"I don\'t think it\'s going to end,\" said Murphy of Dunkin . \". McDonald\'s
Recently working with Starbucks and other fast food companies
Restaurant service for the next generation Cup challenge worth $10 million
A photo of the moon to develop, accelerate and expand more sustainable development\"go cup.
On February, the competition announced 12 winners, including cups made of compost and recyclable cardboard;
Development of plants-
Foundation lining capable of keeping liquid;
And plans designed to encourage reusable cups.
\"We are looking for a solution close to it.
Commercially viable terms and desirable things, \"said Bridget Crocker, vice president of external affairs at recycling\'s closed-loop partner company.
An investment company focused on managing challenges.
A cup that can degrade faster is a solution
The European ban is an exception to compostable cups that break up in 12 weeks --
But even if such a cup is easy to buy and the price is high --
Effective, United StatesS.
There are not enough industrial composting facilities to break them down.
In this case, they will go to the landfill where they will not break down at all.
At its annual meeting in 2018, Starbucks quietly tested a cup of coffee that was made from the recycled parts of other coffee cups, widely regarded as the holy grail of coffee cups.
It\'s a performing art, like any other: in order to design a limited run, the coffee chain collects a truck of cups and sends them to the Sustana batch pulp mill in Wisconsin for processing.
From there, the fibers arrived at WestRock.
A paper mill in Texas was printed into a cup by another company with a logo on it.
Even if the subsequent cup is better for the environment, the process used to make the Cup is definitely not the case.
\"There is a big engineering challenge here,\" said Croke, a closed loop . \".
\"It is clear that the company has been working hard to solve the problem not fast enough.
So a government like Berkeley is not waiting.
The municipality conducted a survey of residents prior to the charge and found that it would convince more than 70% residents to start bringing their own 25-
Miriam Gordon, project director at Upstream, a non-profit organization that helped Berkeley draft legislation, said the money-sharing surcharge.
This charge is an experiment on human behavior, not a traditional tax.
The Berkeley coffee shop retains the extra cost and can even lower the price so that the cost paid by the consumer remains the same.
They just need to know that there is a surcharge.
\"Customers can see it,\" Gordon said . \".
\"That\'s why people change their behavior. ”—
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