Starbucks commits to give more than it takes from the planet, and ditch disposable cups

Starbucks is brewing a goal to become “resource positive” on carbon, water and waste, while eventually moving away from single-use packaging […].

Under the 2030 goals, which are preliminary and serve as the focus for the year ahead, the Seattle chain pledges to slash the following three areas each in half: carbon emissions; landfill waste from stores and manufacturing facilities; and the water it uses across coffee production and operations […].

That include working with Quantis and World Wildlife Fund (WWF) to measure carbon, waste and water footprints across Starbucks’ global supply chain for the first time. […] All in all, Scope 3 emissions account for 96 percent of Starbucks’ overall carbon footprint.