Starbucks Japan is leading the way to a more sustainable future through the introduction of four new measures aiming at reducing plastic waste produced in stores.
These efforts are part of the chain’s global plan to reduce plastic waste by 50% by the year 2030.
Whilst further measures are expected to be added to the bill, the first four being implemented are detailed below.
1. No more plastic cups – replacement of disposable cups by glasses
The first effort will see Starbucks Japan switch out the use of disposable plastic cups for glasses when it comes to iced beverages enjoyed in store.
The resin glasses have already been trialled at a handful of selected stores in Tokyo and will be expanded to 106 Starbucks stores across Japan from the 18th of April.
At the same time, the chain will continue to encourage customers to bring their own containers for drinks, and will also be increasing the promotion of Starbucks reusable tumblers which can be purchased in store.
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Author: Grape Japan.