Starbucks stores across the US recently began selling the new Confetti Cold Cup, as well as once again selling the chain’s five-pack of color-changing cups. The five-pack of cups costs $20, while the Confetti Cold Cup costs $4.
Those two chains alone blow through billions of paper cups a year, and most are coated with a plastic lining that makes them almost impossible to recycle. Eliminating that waste would go a long way toward meeting environmental goals set by each company. The NextGen group also intends to try some new compostable and recyclable single-use cups in Oakland.
Vancouver is trying hard to go green. The western Canadian city has made more progress than most others in the country, with bans on foam food and drink containers and plastic straws, restrictions on plastic grocery bags, and an ambitious goal to be zero-waste by 2040.
In Western Europe in particular, we have become increasingly fond of coffee shop culture with nearly 5 percent of all cafes focused on serving the bean-based beverage alone. The UK is one of Europe’s largest consumers and one in five Brits…
If one of your 2020 new year resolutions is to live more sustainably, buying a reusable coffee cup, tumbler, or mug is a simple way to bake the virtue into your everyday life.
Starbucks said Tuesday it wants to slash the company’s carbon emissions, water use and waste sent to landfills by 50% by 2030, part of what CEO Kevin Johnson said is part of the coffee chain’s goal to become “resource positive.”