The other day I was at my favorite Starbucks (the one with two PokéStops) and saw this confusing container:
It appears that Starbucks is convincing its green customers that they are recycling by sending empty dirty coffee cups to the landfill.
Here is a better picture I did not take:
Relying on customers to know what is and isn’t recyclable is futile as one mistake renders the recyclable bag useless. The can has the instructions “Some Day, everything will be recyclable. Until then, let’s sort it out together. Thanks.”
This story goes into much more detail into the problem as well as hints at the reality that much of what people recycle still winds up at the landfill.
The charade does employ people however.