Tim Hortons, we know you can make and use a #BetterCup!

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After big announcements from Starbucks and McDonald’s to invest in fully recoverable hot and cold fiber cup systems to help our planet, it’s time for other fast food and coffee giants to follow — or do better.

We are Mya, Eve and Ben! We’re young environmental activists from Calgary. Earlier this year, Mya and Eve teamed up with environmental organizations to ask Starbucks to use a #BetterCup. Our petition was part of our 6th grade science fair project, and it worked! Starbucks is investing US$10 million in creating a fully recoverable hot and cold fiber cup, and McDonald’s is partnering with them too.

Ben also successfully petitioned Starbucks to phase out plastic straws by 2020. We’re so happy and inspired to see big companies make commitments to reduce plastic waste. We know it will help our oceans and forests, and the fight against climate change.   

Now, we’re working together to ask Tim Hortons to commit to developing and using a #BetterCup — one that is fully recyclable and compostable.

We see so many people buy coffee at Tim Hortons every day and we also see their cups littering the streets and in the garbage. It is estimated that a total 600 billion single-use cups are distributed worldwide each year, most of which wind up in landfills. Our planet and our oceans can’t take any more waste! We think it’s time for Tim Hortons to join the movement towards a more sustainable future.

Together we ask Daniel Schwartz, CEO of Restaurant Brands International — the owners of Tim Hortons, Burger King and Popeye’s — to join the #BetterCup movement by investing in and using a better cup! We also ask them to move away from the single-use culture, promoting the use of reusable cups. 

So many people love Tim Hortons coffee in Canada and we know they can be leaders by making this important environmental commitment.

Please join us in asking Tim Hortons to be a leader and make/use a #BetterCup! Together we can make our future greener.

Thank you for your support
Mya, Eve and Ben.


You can check out our successful Starbucks campaigns here:
- Starbucks, we know you can make a #BetterCup
- Starbucks, Design and Use Fully Biodegradable Straws