The Real Starbucks Controversy
When so many people were up in arms about the red cup controversy, the real issue at hand was and continues to be ignored. In fact, many of you might not even know about the real Starbucks controversy. Maybe that is why nobody is talking about the real issue?
Walk into any Starbucks today and you might see a sign on the wall with this quote on it:
“STARBUCKS™ SHARED PLANET™ IS OUR COMMITMENT TO DOING BUSINESS IN WAYS THAT ARE GOOD TO THE EARTH AND TO EACH OTHER. FROM THE WAY WE BUY OUR COFFEE, TO MINIMIZING OUR ENVIRONMENTAL FOOTPRINT, TO BEING INVOLVED IN LOCAL COMMUNITIES. IT’S DOING THINGS THE WAY WE ALWAYS HAVE…”
This sounds great, especially if their actions were aligned with their words. Here is a picture of waste that was thrown out on November 19th, 2015:
It was even worse on November 28th, 2015:
A store Supervisor at Starbucks, who asked to remain anonymous, said in response to all of the waste:
“I already asked. We are not allowed to take any food to the local homeless shelter. I COULD LOSE MY JOB.”