Starbucks makes progress in cup recycling goal
Seattle — Starbucks Coffee Co. and International Paper, with Mississippi River Pulp, LLC, have completed a six-week pilot project that — for the first time — proved Starbucks used paper cups can be recycled into new paper cups. This advancement brings Starbucks one step closer to its goal of ensuring 100% of its cups are reusable or recyclable by 2015.
“This innovation represents an important milestone in our journey,” said Jim Hanna, Starbucks’ director of environmental impact. “We still have a lot of work to do to reach our 2015 goal, but we’re now in a much stronger position to build momentum across the recycling industry.
Starbucks currently has another recycling pilot project underway in New York. The company is collecting paper cups at 86 of its Manhattan stores to determine whether they can be recycled into bath tissue and paper towels. In early 2011, Starbucks plans to launch a new recycling pilot in Chicago, aiming to transform the company’s discarded paper cups into napkins for use in its stores. Over the past year, Starbucks has introduced front-of-store cup collection in Toronto and Seattle, where its cups can be recycled, and in San Francisco, where its cups can be composted.
Rose Paving ranked among Chicago’s Top 100 workplaces
Bridgeview, Ill. — Rose Paving Co., which provides complete parking-lot management solutions nationwide, has been named a Chicago Tribune Top Workplace for 2010 in the small-sized company category. One hundred companies, organizations, and agencies were honored at an awards ceremony on Nov. 9 hosted by the Chicago Tribune.
The awards, given for measured qualities including company leadership, career opportunities, workplace flexibility, and compensation & benefits were presented to Chicago-area companies for the very first time.
“At Rose Paving, we truly place an emphasis on workplace satisfaction, innovation, and flexibility. We have a “Great Place to Work Team” that strives to create a fun, engaging environment for our entire staff. At times like these, nothing is more important than a satisfied, productive team of employees. This, in turn, helps us to continue providing top-notch service to our clients,” stated Ed Campbell, president, Rose Paving.
A.R.E.’s Retail Design Collective slated for Dec. 8-10
New York City – The Association for Retail Environments (A.R.E.) announced that its Retail Design Collective will be held Dec. 8-10, at 7 W New York, 7 W. 34th St. and at other major showrooms throughout New York City.
Conference sessions focus on visual merchandising and store design trends, and will feature retailers such as Harry Cunningham of Saks Fifth Avenue, Brad Lenz of Liz Claiborne, Diana Bernal of Van Cleef Arpels Inc., Paul Olszewski of Macy’s, Tom Davidson of The Food Emporium, and Lauren Shaw of Louis Vuitton North America.