Starbucks to do away with single use cups

The coffee chain says they are testing out different ways to further sustainability efforts

Image: Starbucks (CNN)  — Starbucks has a love-hate relationship with its cups. The company’s white — or sometimes holiday-themed — logo-emblazoned paper cups for hot drinks, and clear plastic cups for cold drinks are instantly recognizable symbols of the brand. But that’s not entirely a good thing. “Our cup is ubiquitous, and we love that,” said Michael Kobori, Starbucks chief sustainability officer….

Starbucks launches reusable cup initiative to reduce single use plastic

The new concept will start first in several Seattle, Washington stores

Image: StarbucksStarbucks announced a new reusable cup pilot program launching at select stores in Seattle, Washington. (ABC News) –Starbucks’ latest initiative is a simple concept to help reduce single-use plastic — simply order, sip, return and repeat. The coffee chain announced a new two-month borrow-and-return trial program launching at five Seattle store locations that will allow customers to order a…