Cup reuse trial to take off at Gatwick Airport

Starbucks customers will be able to borrow a reusable cup and drop in back into a ‘Cup Check-In’ point before their flight

Starbucks issues $1bn sustainability bond

It will help fund the company’s commitments, which include energy efficiency, renewable energy, water and waste reduction projects

New funding to perk up paper cup recycling nationwide

The Cup Fund is offering grants for at least 10 projects to develop infrastructure and ensure tea and coffee cups are collected and sent for recycling

McDonald’s supersizes funding for recyclable and compostable cups

The fast food chain has committed $5m to the NextGen Cup Consortium and Challenge

Starbucks rolls out 5p disposable cup levy to all UK stores

It will come into effect on 26th July and is part of the company’s plans to cut waste

Starbucks pledges to ditch plastic straws globally by 2020

They will be replaced with new lids designed for use without straws and paper or compostable alternatives

Starbucks sees 156% boost in reusable cups after 5p charge

It will also be testing alternative solutions for plastic straws across 54 stores in London and Manchester next month

‘Starbucks must get green plans off the grounds’

A non-profit group has called on Starbucks to fulfil environmental pledges it made in 2008

Coffee house says paper cup charge has bean overdue

Starbucks is testing a 5p paper cup charge across its London stores to reduce the amount of waste it creates. The scheme, which automatically adds the fee to the cost of a coffee, will be trialled across 35 London locations to see whether customers will actually stop using single-use paper cups in favour of greener […]

Starbucks cuts food waste latte in the day

Starbucks is to tackle food waste in the UK by offering discounts towards the end of the day. The coffeehouse chain’s initiative will see all leftover food in the last hour of trading to be sold at half-price – the proceeds will support charity partner Action Against Hunger’s global fight against child malnutrition. Following a […]