AP News's Global Climate and Environmental News Director, Peter Prengaman, discusses Starbucks and their climate focused overhaul of some of their most famous products.
Starbucks is planning to eliminate disposable cups by 2030 as part of its sustainability efforts. The move aims to reduce waste and greenhouse gas emissions but poses challenges in maintaining convenience and marketing for the coffee giant.
The company has been testing reusable cups and offering discounts to customers who bring their own.
Starbucks also seeks to develop more sustainable disposable cups using recycled materials and reducing plastic use. Despite the challenges, Starbucks' ambition to phase out disposable cups could set a precedent for the coffee industry, promoting environmental consciousness while maintaining business appeal.
Source: AP News
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