Coffee shops hand out an estimated 250 billion paper cups every year, which go straight to landfills. Even the cups that say they’re recyclable on the packaging are misleading, because the infrastructure to recycle them is very expensive and doesn’t exist in many municipalities.
arisians now have the option of ordering their morning orange juice and bowl of cereal with a side of sustainability. PepsiCo launched a market trial of its partner, circular shopping platform Loop, in Paris last week featuring two morning favorites popular in the city, Tropicana Orange and Quaker Cruesli Chocolat Noir. Consumers in the metro … Continue reading PepsiCo Launches Reusable Packaging Pilot Program
Revive Eco was founded by two Scottish baristas who were upset by the mountains of coffee grounds they witnessed being tossed into landfills.
From mason jar meals to mug lending, a surge of new takeaway programs prove zero-waste to-go is possible.
While plastic bags usually wouldn’t be cause for celebration, the new reusable plastic coffee bags at Demitasse Coffee deserve their own parade.
Backed by industry bigwigs, including McDonald’s and Starbucks, the NextGen Cup Challenge encouraged innovators from all over the world to submit their unique solutions to the paper cup problem we all face.
One of the most commonly cited reasons to explain why we have so many single-use paper cups filling up landfills is that it’s difficult and expensive to recycle the cups due to the plastic coating that prevents the paper from getting soggy. Starbucks took it upon itself to prove that idea wrong.
One business that encapsulates red-blooded American capitalism is doubling down on its sustainability program “as part of our efforts to protect coffee from the adverse effects of climate change.”
Helping to eliminate waste with reusable stainless-steel straws
The Tare Shop is dedicated to reducing waste and has already saved more than 2,000 cups from ending up in landfills.