Starbucks Will Test Greener Recyclable Cups in Stores Soon

first_img Starbucks aims to “go green” with a new product initiative: The coffee company says it plans to pilot compostable and recyclable cups over the next 12 months.Customers based in London, New York, Seattle, San Francisco, and Vancouver, British Columbia, will be able to test the eco-friendly cups, which will reportedly use fiber, paper, and other materials instead of plastic liners, NBC News reported.Today @Starbucks announced it’s one step closer to a recyclable and compostable cup, and will be testing several designs in select cities around the world. Learn more about our collaboration with Starbucks on the #NextGenCup Challenge: https://t.co/5jojCSd9sJ pic.twitter.com/p1442j9xoZ— Closed Loop Partners (@LoopFund) March 20, 2019AdChoices广告Starbucks, which announced the news at its yearly sharholders meeting on Wednesday, will select the eco-friendly cup technologies from the NextGen Cup Challenge winners, which were announced in February. Starbucks collaborated with Closed Loop Partners, a circular economy investment group, to launch the challenge, which focused on redesigning the fiber to-go cup and creating an easy-to-use compostable and recyclable cup for Starbucks beverages, said a Starbucks press release.Today we are one step closer to a recyclable and compostable coffee cup, and will test several designs in select cities around the world. Learn more about our collaboration with @LoopFund and our quest for a greener cup at https://t.co/3j5TMSghiP. #NextGenCup pic.twitter.com/8LW7cEengP— Starbucks Coffee (@Starbucks) March 20, 2019“It was at our shareholders meeting one year ago that we launched multi-year initiatives around greener cups and digitally traceable coffee,” Kevin Johnson, CEO of Starbucks, said in the press release. “Today thanks to many valuable collaborations, we’re seeing significant, tangible progress toward a greener future.”Starbucks also has a major environmental goal in the works: The company aims to double the recycled content, recyclability, and the reusability of its cups by 2022. Additionally, Starbucks will roll out new recyclable, lightweight straw-free lids to all locations in Canada and the U.S. within the next year.More on Geek.com:World’s Most Popular Coffee Species Are Going Extinct, Study SaysThese Vegan Shoes Are Made From Recycled Coffee GroundsLucky Charms Is Giving Away 15,000 Boxes of Rare ‘Marshmallow-Only’ Cereal Elon Musk’s Cheeky ‘Nuke Mars!’ Post Is Taking Over TwitterA ‘Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge’-Themed Cookbook Is Coming This Fall Stay on targetlast_img