Starbucks moves to reusable cups in sustainability push


By Ken Martin, Fox Business 

Starbucks’ iconic white paper cups could soon be a thing of the past.

In an attempt to reduce landfill waste, the coffee chain will be phasing out its single-use cups in favor of reusable mugs.

The paper or plastic cups may not completely disappear, but they will be made less attractive.

“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,” Michael Kobori, Starbucks chief sustainability officer, said on the company’s website. “This aspiration included setting ambitious 2030 targets to cut our carbon, water, and waste footprints in half.”

By the end of 2023, customers will be able to use their own reusable cups in U.S. and Canada.

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