Starbucks "Shared Planet" program is the company's commitment to "doing business in ways that are good for the earth and good for each other". In 2008 their partners and customers in North America volunteered 245,000 hours of service, building toward their goal to contribute more than one million hours of community service per year by 2015.
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A growing number of states are passing electronic recycling legislation that often requires manufacturers to fund recycling and collection for old personal computers, monitors and televisions. The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), a trade group representing 2,000 electronics companies is negotiating with NYC officials to change an ordinance expected to go into effect on July 31, 2009 that would require door-to-door pick up and is estimated to cost the industry $200 million per year.