Starbucks getting rid of cups, but how? Starbucks’ distinctive white paper cups may be on their way out.
The coffee chain will be phasing out its single-use cups in favor of reusable mugs to cut down on landfill waste.
It is likely that the paper or plastic cups will not entirely disappear, but they will be less appealing.
“We set a bold aspiration to become a resource positive company – to store more carbon than we emit, to eliminate waste and to conserve and replenish more freshwater than we use. This aspiration included setting ambitious 2030 targets to cut our carbon, water, and waste footprints in half.”
-Michael Kobori, Starbucks chief sustainability officer, said on the company’s website
Customers will be able to use their own reusable cups in the United States and Canada by the end of 2023.
The firm is experimenting with a variety of programs in various nations.
Starbucks getting rid of cups: “Borrow a Cup” program and more
Customers are encouraged to participate in the “Borrow a Cup” program, which allows them to sip their coffee and return the cup to a particular Starbucks, where it will be professionally cleaned and reused by other customers.
In order to reduce waste, some cities in the United States have banned single-use plastic or paper cups and imposed a 5-cent charge on each disposable cup.
A third approach, on the other hand, is to have customers bring their own reusable cups.
Starbucks will provide benefits to consumers, such as free coffee, discounts, and washing stations for personal cups, in order to market the plans.
New compostable straws will be used in place of the current ones.