Starbucks reveals in a just release corporate social-responsibility report:
* The company recycled some materials in 2,344 of its company-owned stores in the U.S. and Canada last year -- that's just 32% of its company-owned stores in those countries.
* Last year the company recycled in only 73% of the stores where it controls waste removal, down from 79% in 2006.
* Starbucks works on environmental issues in ways that customers rarely see. Among Fortune 500 companies, it is the ninth leading purchaser of renewable energy certificates. It is testing energy-efficient lighting in several shops. (Read the Seattle Times story)