Starbucks Announces 6,000 Greener Stores Worldwide

Starbucks has certified 6,091 Greener Stores, nearly doubling its portfolio in the past year, and a milestone achievement toward the company’s goal of certifying 10,000 Greener Stores globally by 2025. In markets around the world, Greener Stores energy and water savings and waste diversion help advance the company’s goal to reduce carbon emissions, water usage and landfill waste by 50% by 2030.  The company has Greener Stores in 44 markets with new markets including India, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Taiwan, Vietnam, Bahrain, Italy, France, Spain,…

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Cup Movement® – a new reusable cups scheme arrives in the Highlands

Around 200 million single use cups are used and discarded in Scotland every year.  Only 4% of these are recycled.  Something needs to change. So, today, Thursday 20 April 2023, at the Eden Court Theatre in Inverness, an innovative new reusable cup scheme, Cup Movement® in the Highlands, was launched by environmental charity Keep Scotland Beautiful. A recent survey highlighted that 81% of people in the Highlands thought takeaway venues needed to do more to make it easier for people to buy and use reusable cups if they wanted to…

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Starbucks verifies 3,500 Greener Stores globally

Starbucks has certified its 3,508 Greener Stores globally, expanding the program to 20 markets, with many first-in-market Greener Stores across Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and Latin America and the Caribbean. Greener Stores are just one example of how Starbucks is working to reduce its environmental impact and build a more sustainable future for its communities and the planet. This latest round of certifications sets the company well on its way to achieving its goal of 10,000 Greener Stores globally by 2025.  Starbucks Greener Stores Framework, co-developed with the World Wildlife Fund,…

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Hubbub and Starbucks® unveil winners of over £1m fund to trial solutions to reduce single-use food and beverage packaging

Environmental charity Hubbub and Starbucks have announced the winners of the Bring It Back Fund, created to fund innovative new solutions and systems for sustainable packaging in the food and beverage industry. Following a competitive application process which launched in May, the Bring It Back Fund has increased to £1.4 million to ensure six innovative reuse solutions can be piloted across the UK with the first project launching in the next few months. Each pilot project will tackle a different way to test and learn how to shift people’s habits…

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Starbucks trials new returnable cup program in EMEA

Starbucks begins the first EMEA pilots of its new returnable cup program – allowing customers to opt for a reusable in the same way they would a single use cup.   Without needing to remember to bring their own cup, customers can ask for their beverage to be served in a reusable cup when ordering at the till. Simply put down a £1 deposit when ordering, which will be fully refunded when the cup is returned. The cups will then be professionally cleaned and sanitised before further reuse. All customers opting…

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