SINGAPORE (Oct 14): Walk into a Starbucks here and you will likely encounter tables strewn with used paper cups, plastic cups and straws, sticky with the residue of milky coffees and Frappuccinos. If the outlet was particularly busy, the trash bin would be overflowing with paper napkins and more cups and straws. The detritus is testament to the popularity of the chain, as well as the growing impact of development and consumption on the environment.

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