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September 18, 2023

Is the end brewing for Starbucks' iconic cup?

  • By 2030, the company wants to move away completely from disposable cups.
    Associated Press

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    For several years, Starbucks has been increasing the amount of recycled material in disposable paper cups.

    TEMPE, Ariz. — Bethany Patton steps up to the counter and places her pink mug into a shoebox-sized dishwasher. It spins. It whirs. Water splashes inside. After 90 seconds, the door opens and steam emerges. A barista grabs the mug, dries it and prepares Patton's order — a 16-ounce Starbucks double espresso on ice.

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