Stop using styrofoam cups that kill animals!
  • Petitioned Jamba Juice

This petition was delivered to:

Jamba Juice
Jamba Juice Media Relations
Celia Sepulveda
CEO Jamba Juice
James D. White
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Bruce Schroder
Senior Vice President, Supply Chain
Gregory A. Schwartz
Jamba Juice Customer Service
Media Relations
Janice Duis

Stop using styrofoam cups that kill animals!

    1. Petition by

      Mia and Sara Hansen

      Carlsbad, CA

August 2012


After more than 130,000 people signed Mia and Sara's petition on, ten-year-old Mia and her mom secured a public commitment from Jamba Juice to completely stop using Styrofoam cups and switch to an environmental alternative by the end of 2013. Mia, who started the petition asking her favorite smoothie shop to stop using Styrofoam, spoke with company representatives for Jamba Juice after tens of thousands signed her petition. She was even invited to join the Jamba Juice's WOW program as a "junior ambassador."

Mia says, "Thank you all so much for signing my petition to get rid of Styrofoam at Jamba Juice and for your meaningful comments. Your words made me feel so good. It made me feel like anyone of any age in any country can really make a difference in the world. Jamba Juice responded to me within three weeks of starting this petition! I spoke with them on the phone and they just sent me a letter that says very clearly that they will not have polystyrene cups in any of their stores by the end of 2013. Can you believe it??!!! Thanks, again, guys -- We Won!!!"

I'm 10 years old and when I was at Jamba Juice a couple of weeks ago, I ordered a smoothie and they gave it to me in a styrofoam cup! The person behind me ordered yogurt and they gave her yogurt in a styrofoam container, too. That's just ridiculous. It bothered me so much, my mom encouraged me to start a petition.

Styrofoam takes so long to break down into the Earth. In the ocean, several animals think that this product is food, so when they go to eat it, the styrofoam can kill them!

Also, did you know 57 chemical by-products are released during the creation of styrofoam? That is a lot of chemicals to safely dispose.

Jamba Juice does not use styrofoam cups in some cities where the city doesn't allow it, like Seattle. If they do that there, they can do it everywhere!

Will you ask Jamba Juice to stop using styrofoam in all their stores?

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 100,000 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Jeffrey Tuttle COLUMBIA, TN
      • almost 2 years ago

      Here is a similar one to get Dunkin' Donuts moving on eliminating the use of styrofoam. I also posted some of the facts that Mia has provided here, in my comment on that petition:

    • Jeffrey Tuttle COLUMBIA, TN
      • almost 2 years ago

      Congratulations Mia! Glad you succeeded!!

    • Saul Monago SALT LAKE CITY, UT
      • about 2 years ago

      Jamba Juice please stop using Styrofoam cups that can kill several animals. They may think it food and they will eat it and die.

    • Helen Jones HOUSTON, TX
      • about 2 years ago

      The world will eventually be covered in styrofoam!

    • tommy hurst MECHANICSVILLE, VA
      • about 2 years ago

      styrofoam never deteriorates in lasts forever and the chemicals it releases harms just about everything it comes in contact with. it is time for us to help out the Earth that we have so polluted


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