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Achieving a zero-waste lifestyle is not that hard anymore. Especially big brands are now encouraging everyone to bring their own utensils, shopping bags, and even use solid toothpaste.

Starbucks has also joined the brands that support waste-free lifestyle as they launch their very own reusable cups. As we celebrate Earth Day on Monday, April 22, you can also avail reusable cups and straws at all Starbucks stores in the Philippines.

If you love the current design of their disposable cup, don’t worry because the reusable cup is nearly identical to Starbucks iconic white cup. And it is made from polypropylene, a plastic which is widely accepted into global recycling infrastructure.These cups are designed to make the cup sturdier than paper and is a more sustainable approach to single-use packaging.

From April 22 to 26, customers who will bring in their reusable cups, personal tumblers or mugs of at least 16oz. in size or higher will be given the option to donate their P5 cup discount to their choice of environmental organization from the given NGO partners. 

You may choose between the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Philippines or the Haribon Foundation, organizations that are dedicated to preserving Mother Earth. Upon choosing an organization to donate to, you will also receive a complimentary upsize.

In 2018, the brand also announced its goal of removing all plastic straws in its store globally by 2020. Here in the Philippines, customers are offered to skip the straws, plastic utensils, and napkins and are provided more sustainable options such as sipping lids and compostable straws.

Photos from Starbucks


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