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.
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 reusable cup or borrow a Starbucks-provided reusable, returnable cup when dining in or taking their beverage to go. Coming in 2023, customers will be able to bring their own reusable cup for mobile orders and in the drive thru, too.
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 instead distributes it to people facing hunger in communities across the country.
Since 2016, the FoodShare program has resulted in:
- 47.3 million pounds of food diverted from waste streams
- 89.9 million pounds CO2 equivalent diverted from waste streams
- 39.4 million meals provided to neighbors in need
According to the USDA, 1.2 pounds of food is the equivalent to one meal