Protestors Ask Whataburger To Stop Using Styrofoam Cups

Environmental advocates say the plastic cups clog landfills and waterways.

By Brian KirkpatrickNovember 20, 2018 9:30 am, , , ,

From Texas Public Radio:

A handful of protestors turned out in three Texas cities Monday to ask San Antonio-based Whataburger to stop using Styrofoam cups.

Members of the environmental groups Environment Texas and Care 2 delivered a petition with 53,000 signatures to the San Antonio headquarters of the burger chain.

The petition urges Whataburger to stop using the cups in all 10 states the franchises are located. The protestors said Styrofoam cups can sit for thousands of years in landfills, litter roadways and waterways, and are a threat to wildlife when mistaken for food.

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