Starbucks To Start Accepting Reusable Cups From Customers In The US This Month; To Offer Reusable Cups In Europe, The Middle East And Africa By 2025
Starbucks Corp has said that it will start accepting reusable cups from customers in the US later this month, more than a year after stopping their use due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Coffee chains had been encouraging the use of reusable cups and thermos flasks to lower their carbon footprint before the health crisis forced them to shift to disposables last year.
The rapid rollout of COVID-19 vaccines in the US has, however, allowed restaurants to restart dining rooms and apparel sellers such as Kohl's Corp and Target Corp to reopen their fitting rooms.
Starbucks said that it will also adopt a contactless method that will eliminate any shared touchpoints between its baristas and customers bringing their personal cups.
Europe, Middle East And Africa
The coffee chain has also announced it will offer reusable cups in stores across Europe, the Middle East and Africa by 2025.