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Starbucks to install needle-disposal boxes in some bathrooms

Starbucks to install needle-disposal boxes in some bathrooms

January 11, 2019 08:07 AM

Starbucks is planning to install needle-disposal boxes in restrooms at some locations.

The announcement comes after more than 3,000 people signed a petition. It called on the company to provide a safe way to dispose of drug needles. 

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The petition was started after employees reported finding uncapped needles and discarded syringes in bathrooms.

Back in May, Starbucks announced a new policy allowing anyone to sit in their stores or use their bathrooms even if they don't make a purchase.

The company is also testing other solutions like using heavier duty trash bags and removing trash cans in certain stores.

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