- PAPER FOR PAPER CUPS
- PAPER FOR FOOD CONTAINERS
- PAPER CUPS
paper or foam -- for your take-out cup, that is?
Your drink will be double in a special design
Paper cups with walls
That\'s because, back in August 2012, when the fifth-grade student Mia Hansen ordered a smoothie at the Jamba Juice shop in Carlsbad, California, but it was put in a Styrofoam cup and sent her a petition for change.
The company is required to stop using foam cups.
After her petition received 135,000 signatures within three weeks, Jamba Juice announced that it would stop using foam food service containers.
Recently, the company began to gradually implement the so-called \"eco-environmental protection \". friendly\" cup --
A paper cup designed for drinks sold.
CEO James D said: \"As a company that is very concerned about people and the earth . \"
Speaking about the cup, White said, \"We are constantly looking to improve our environmental footprint in all areas of our business, and our entry into this innovative paper cup is an important milestone in these efforts.
\"But there\'s a problem with this bubble --to-paper shift.
Although the public generally believes that paper cups are not easy to recycle.
Most paper cups have a thin layer of wax which makes it difficult to recycle.
In fact, a recent study shows that only 10% of paper food service containers are recycled in major US cities, down from 16% of foam containers.
In addition, paper cups are more likely to produce solid waste than foam cups.
You can also consider the process of making paper cups ---
Harvest the wood, convert the wood into paper, and then produce the cup yourself.
\"It takes two and a half times the energy to make paper cups, just like making a foam cup,\" Christopher Bonanos wrote in New York . \".
\"Foam cups are also much lighter than paper cups, reducing the amount of fuel needed to ship them to stores and take them away as garbage.
As there is no paper cut to discard, the foam also reduces a lot of manufacturing waste.
\"So paper cups actually produce a larger carbon footprint than foam cups, and this result is the opposite of Jamba Juice\'s shift from foam to paper.
Wise or not, Jamba Juice is following a growing national trend that companies are moving from containers made of polystyrene foam to paper food service containers. (
The general name of foam products is polystyrene;
The brand of foam plastic under Dow Chemical is mainly used for insulation. )
This trend has been driven by public sentiment and municipal government.
Foam food service containers have been banned in some cities, mainly on the West Coast-
Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle and Portland.
Many smaller cities have also passed a ban, including Albany County, New York;
Glen Bay, New York;
And Amherst, Massachusetts.
In December 2013, smoking in public places, trans fat in food and large-
Bloomberg banned the use of foam food service containers, one of his last acts as mayor of New York City.
While New York City lawyers unanimously supported the ban, he gave industry a year to demonstrate that polystyrene foam can be recycled.
If there is no evidence, the ban will take effect on July 2015.
After New York, San Jose, California and Washington, D. C. C. --
Name only two cities-
The ban is under consideration
Baltimore begins to weigh the ban, but reconsider it in the medium term
When the local enterprises are hesitant, 2013.
Businesses responded as the municipalities took action.
McDonald\'s announced on September 2013 that it would phase out the foam cup.
A year ago, Dunn Dole designed a plan to launch a new cup in the next three years.
Still, Dunkin\' Donuts are realistic about what that means.
\"The polystyrene ban will not eliminate waste or increase recycling,\" the company said in a statement . \". \"[I]
T will simply replace one type of garbage with another.
\"The company has found that the transition from foam to paper can be complicated.
Just this month, Starbucks revealed that despite its best efforts, it was still unable to meet its previously announced recycling target.
In 2008, the company announced that all companies-
Its own stores will be recycled by 2015.
But in a recent Global Responsibility report, Starbucks admitted that its company is only 39%.
Self-owned stores currently recycled.
This means that its 2015 deadlines are not met.
In fact, Starbucks may never reach its recycling target.
\"Recycling seems like a simple, direct move,\" Starbucks acknowledged in a statement . \".
\"But it\'s actually challenging.
\"For example, in order to keep the coffee hot, Starbucks puts a layer of plastic on the paper cup.
Plastic must be taken out before recycling used cups.
Only when there are enough cups to make the plastic cost-effective will the recycler remove the plastic.
Adam Minter wrote in Bloomberg View: \"The paradox is that the problem is that Starbucks customers don\'t throw away enough cups to make recycling a viable option,\" noting that in the 2010 pilot program, starbucks collected three tons of cups from stores in Toronto and recycled them in the United States.
These three tons account for only a small part of 51 tons.
The paper products recovered in that year amounted to 5 million tons.
In addition, putting used paper cups in a compost pile instead of a landfill poses another problem.
Minter wrote: \"compost keeps the Cup away from the landfill, but it produces greenhouse gases while destroying the recycling value of the packaging in the fiber of the Cup.
\"One answer to the industry\'s puzzle is to advance the process of recycling polystyrene.
Martin Hawking wrote in the journal Science: \"The improved infrastructure is to make this choice a more important reality and translate this negative aspect of the use of polyfoam plastic into a positive one
\"In New York, the clock of such a process is ticking.
Finding a breakthrough in recycling can change the power balance of polystyrene
This can have a profound impact on business and the environment.