Starbucks Japan will serve iced drinks in glasses to cut out plastic

Starbucks Japan has been building an exertion to lower waste around the last number of years. Just very last November, the espresso big opened its 1st Greener Shop in close proximity to Tokyo’s Imperial Palace in the hope of decreasing carbon emissions and decreasing landfill waste. Now, Starbucks is on the lookout to swap out the plastic cups employed for iced beverages with reusable glasses rather. 

The glass tumblers will be rolled out on Monday April 18 at 106 Starbucks places in Japan. Don’t fret if you are a grab-and-go espresso drinker – the glasses are only for in-store drinks. Eyeglasses will be offered for all iced drink orders in brief and tall sizes with grande and venti dimensions only out there at decide on suppliers. If you’d instead stick with a disposable plastic cup, you can ask for that, also.

The new shift is one particular of four initiatives Starbucks Japan is introducing to cut down waste by 50 per cent by 2030. Other initiatives involve serving iced drinks with out a plastic lid, stocking reusable cutlery created from plant-derived supplies, and having far more merchants provide reusable rental tumblers. The past initiative may perhaps sound common as the returnable tumbler assistance was introduced to Tokyo very last 12 months to suppress the use of one-use espresso cups.

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