Starbucks Runs Taps All Day

11/06/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Starbucks has defended itself against claims of a serious waste of water by leaving taps running in its stores all day.

A spokeswoman said the purpose was to clean utensils and the policy meant the company met health standards.

But environmental groups have criticized the practice, accusing Starbucks of wasting millions of litres of water every day.

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