Going Green With Starbucks

Learn ways to limit your carbon footprint with every visit to Starbucks.

Posted by Starbucks Singapore on 01/04/2015 at 10:34 AM

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You can make a difference in saving the environment with every coffee run at Starbucks. Here are 5 ways we can go green at your local Starbucks.

Cut down on paper bags

Many of our regulars have their Starbucks to-go and you might have amassed quite a few of our takeaway paper bags. Take your personalized Starbucks Tote Bag with you on your next coffee run or simply save your paper bags and reuse them on your next visit.

Feeling creative? Try your hand at customizing it to suit your personality.

From grounds to garden

For those of you with green fingers, you can add used grounds to your garden compost. They’re rich in nutrients and nitrogen and would help with the fertilization of your soil. They’re also said to keep pests and cats away – especially helpful if the latter frequently uses your plants as its personal litter box.

At Starbucks, we brew lots of coffee daily, and we’re more than happy to share our excess grounds with you. Connect with our store managers to let us know about your gardening needs, and we can set aside our used coffee grinds for you.

Bring your own tumbler

In place of our paper and plastic disposable takeaway cups, use your personal Starbucks tumbler to fill your drinks in on your next visit and enjoy $0.50 off with every drink. It always pays to keep your tumbler close with you. 

For here or to go?

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One can save trees, together we can save forests. Let our baristas know that you will be enjoying your drink in-store, and opt for our “for here” porcelain mugs when you visit us. This is just another simple way to reduce the use of paper cups.

Take only what you need

Do a little more than just keeping your lips and fingers clean. Reduce wastage of straws, stoppers, and napkins by taking just enough for what you need. Now we have a new partner in reducing waste. You.

The Starbucks Commitment

While the unique design of each store speaks of stories of the community, we commit ourselves to designing and constructing more eco-conscious stores, incorporating reused and recycled materials wherever possible.

We push ourselves to reduce the environmental footprint of our operations, so we’ve developed paper bags made with 95% post-consumer fibre, napkins of 100% recycled content and installed LED lights in all our outlets to save energy.

How will you be looking to reduce your carbon footprint with us? Let us know in the comments below.

Posted by Starbucks Singapore on 01/04/2015 at 10:34 AM

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