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Starbucks faces challenges in recycling efforts

SEATTLE Under fire to reduce the number of trashed cups that end up in landfills, Starbucks Corp. said its efforts to reduce waste from single-use cups and other packaging have been hampered by variances in recycling laws.

In its ninth annual Global Responsibility Report for fiscal 2009, Starbucks said it has made meaningful progress in reaching certain goals, such as increasing its purchase of ethically sourced coffee, energy and water conservation, and green building

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