Starbucks Announces Plans to Shift from Single Use to Reusable Packaging

On January 21, 2020, Starbucks announced “… 2030 science-based targets for carbon, water and waste … a multi-decade commitment to be a resource-positive company …” – The company intends to expand “… plant-based [food] options … Shift from single-use to reusable packaging … Invest in innovative and regenerative agricultural practices, reforestation, forest conservation and water replenishment in Starbucks supply chain … Invest in better ways to manage waste, both in Starbucks stores and in its communities, to ensure more reuse, recycling and elimination of food waste … [and] develop more eco-friendly stores, operations, manufacturing and delivery …” – 2030 Targets include: “… A 50 percent reduction in carbon emissions in Starbucks direct operations and supply chain; 50 percent of water withdrawal for direct operations and coffee production will be conserved or replenished with a focus on communities and basins with high water risk; [and] A 50 percent reduction in waste sent to landfill from stores and manufacturing …” - #FoodPackaging #FoodWaste #SingleUsePackaging #PlasticPackaging #Recycling