Next year, coffee mega-super-behemoth Starbucks will begin stocking its stores with partially recycled coffee cups — 10 percent recycled, to be precise. Ten percent is no great shakes, of course, but even if this is a largely symbolic gesture, perhaps enviros should consider for once hailing the symbolism rather than immediately bashing the company for not doing more. Just a suggestion.
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