Join Starbucks in making planet-positive choices
We’re committed to reducing waste. In fact, we’re targeting to cut the footprint of our carbon, water and waste sent to landfills in half by 2030. It’s all part of our aspiration to give back more than we take from the planet.
Here’s what we’re doing to reach our goals, and what you can do, too.
Simple steps to reduce your impact
Here are some tips for your next visit
Switch to a personal cup
Bring in a clean personal cup and receive 10¢ off at participating stores. It can be any tumbler, mug or your favorite, sticker-studded cold cup. Starbucks® Rewards members get 25 Stars too.*
Take only what you need
Limit your use of napkins, straws, cup stoppers, to-go paper bags and utensils.
We appreciate your help as we work together to reduce our collective footprint.
* Valid at participating stores on in-store beverage purchases only (max 3x per day). To qualify for the reusable cup benefit, you must have made at least one Star earning transaction. For details, visit starbucks.com/rewards.
Starbucks® Rewards members earn Stars with their personal cup
Planet-positive choices should be rewarded. Bring a clean personal cup into a café and receive 10¢ off your order. Starbucks® Rewards members get 25 Stars,* too – which means visiting us just four times with a personal cup adds up to a free iced coffee.
Here are a few ways we’re working to reduce waste
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Testing ways to cut back on single-use cup waste
We’re rolling out tests in the U.S. and globally to encourage customers to bring their own personal cup or borrow a Starbucks-provided reusable, returnable cup when dining in or taking their beverage to go. Informed by insights from our partners, Starbucks is working to offer more easy and enjoyable ways for customers to shift from single use cups and join us in our efforts to better the planet.
Building for a better future
Designed with responsible materials and innovations to reduce carbon emissions, water usage and landfill waste, we’re building new stores and retrofitting existing ones to meet our goal of 10,000 Greener Stores around the world by 2025.
Innovating in our stores
Our store partners (employees) are key to achieving our planet-positive goals, and we want them to have the tools they need to be successful. The Starbucks Partner Waste and Recycling App provides everything stores need to know about recycling and composting in their local area.
Helping our planet and our communities
100% of our U.S. company-owned stores have access to Starbucks Foodshare, a program that prevents food available for donation from ending up in waste streams, and distributes it to people facing hunger in communities across the country.
Since 2016, the FoodShare program has resulted in:
62.3 million pounds of food diverted from waste streams
118.5 million pounds CO2 equivalent diverted from waste streams
51.9 million meals** provided to neighbors in need