In August 2018, environmental groups conducted an investigation on environmental pollution in Starbucks cup supply chains. They sent a letter to inquire as to whether Starbucks knew of the environmental violations of its straw cup and accompanying cup suppliers, and to advocate for rectification and public explanation. To date, Starbucks has yet to respond. A cup might seem the same, one that comes from clean production versus one whose production pollutes the environment, but their impact on health and the environment may be vastly different. We hope that Starbucks can make a meaningful change to provide consumers with truly green products.