Tag: Starbucks

Actor James Cromwell glues hand to Starbucks counter to protest plant-based milk upcharge

Actor James Cromwell glues hand to Starbucks counter to protest plant-based milk upcharge

May 16, 2022 |

In New York, actor James Cromwell briefly disrupted a Manhattan Starbucks by gluing his hand to the counter in protest of the popular chain’s policy of charging extra for plant-based milks.  People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) live-streamed the stunt, which saw Cromwell peel his hand off the counter after about 30 minutes.  […]

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Unconscious Green: how people who really change the world get the job done

Unconscious Green: how people who really change the world get the job done

May 28, 2014 |

Feeling ready to go to the next level, but trapped where you are by a lack of support? How do some companies find customers, finance, market conditions, stakeholders — when others don’t? What are the instruments of change, how are they tapped? To find out more, we start our story with a look at how Starbucks rocked the commodity-priced, […]

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Starbucks’ environmental initative sparks research on coffee as feedstock

Starbucks’ environmental initative sparks research on coffee as feedstock

September 16, 2013 |

In Ohio, University of Cincinnati researchers are looking into using waste coffee grounds as a biofuel feedstock. These waste coffee grounds could be used to purify crude biodiesel derived from coffee oils. While the grounds are ideal because they eliminate usage of edible oils and reduce the cost of the feedstocks, but are difficult to […]

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Scientists cooperating with Starbucks report success in finding use for waste

Scientists cooperating with Starbucks report success in finding use for waste

August 21, 2012 |

In Pennsylvania, at the 244th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society scientists described development and successful laboratory testing of a new “biorefinery” intended to change food waste into a key ingredient for making plastics, laundry detergents and scores of other everyday products. The report covered their work, launched in cooperation with the […]

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