Starbucks to completely go for compostable, recyclable packaging by World Environment Day

Tata Starbucks is also advancing commitment to serve sustainable coffee in sustainable ways in India

e4m by exchange4media Staff
Updated: Feb 22, 2019 4:14 PM

Tata Starbucks has announced that it will make a complete transition to compostable and recyclable packaging solutions across its stores in India by World Environment Day which is celebrated on June 5. 

In India, the company is further advancing this commitment to serve sustainable coffee in sustainable ways across the market. 

Navin Gurnaney, CEO, Tata Starbucks said: “Sustainable coffee, served sustainably is a significant milestone for Tata Starbucks. Sustainability is embedded in the fabric of Tata Starbucks’ mission which is driven by the aspiration to have a completely ecological platform - from working with farmers, to our supply chain and delivering the end product across all our stores. We are proud to be the first in the industry to be adopting all recyclable and compostable packaging solutions across our stores in India to further innovate the Starbucks Experience for our customers.” 

Paper cups used at Starbucks stores are in adherence with FSC (Forest Stewardship Council). Over the years, Starbucks has introduced various green initiatives, including glass serve ware for food and beverages consumed within the stores, compostable wooden cutlery and stirrers, compostable paper cups and straws, compostable CPLA and PLA lids made from corn starch and compostable splash sticks for take away orders. 

Tata Starbucks has also partnered with a Central Pollution Control Board approved recycler under the Extended Producer Responsibility (E.P.R) Plan to help recycle waste. It has encouraged its partners and customers to participate in sustainability efforts with neighbourhood social impact initiatives and customer-facing initiatives such as ‘Grounds for your Garden’ which allows customers to pick up a free bag of used coffee grounds from select Starbucks stores to enrich their home garden, while enabling efficient waste management. 

Starbucks also encourages customers to ‘Bring Your Own Tumbler’ which gives customers an incentive (Rs 10 off) for going green and the ‘No Paper Bill’ initiative where customers can opt out of receiving paper receipts to reduce waste. 

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