In the article, “Starbucks Looks to Cut Waste” (McGraw Hill) I learned that Starbucks was going to cut waste in half by 2030 but then Covid-19 happened so now Starbucks will not accept reusable cups. Starbucks however is starting to develop new strategies to eliminate paper cup waste. Customers are allowed to pay a small deposit to borrow a reusable cup but when they return the cup they’ll get their deposit back. Starbucks is considering incentives like a fifty-cent discount on your drink if you bring your own cup or an extra ten-cent surcharge if you don’t. Increasing the recycling content of the paper cups, replacing the paper cups with compostable options, or requiring in-store customers to use mugs and other reusable cups. Starbucks will also provide in-store cup-washing stations.
I think that Starbucks is creating great ways that will help with pollution on Earth. This can help with a lot of the disposable cups that Starbucks has been producing. The strategies that can be useful can create a huge impact on the environment and will reduce the amount of pollution. Hopefully, Starbucks can fully start and engage in using their new ways of reducing paper cups.
Is Starbucks doing the right thing or not?