A better cup for all

Starbucks is the first and only national coffeehouse in Canada to offer customers the option to use their clean personal cup for every visit at company-owned stores, including drive-thru and when they make a mobile order. See how it works and learn more about our sustainable packaging initiatives and goals.

Towards a more sustainable cup

We set a bold aspiration to become resource positive and are committed to reducing our landfill waste by 50% by 2030. Additionally, we've set an ambitious goal for our cups to be 100% compostable, recyclable, or reusable; sourced from 50% recycled materials; and made using 50% less virgin fossil fuel derived sources by 2030. 

    In-store recycling and composting bins where services are available. Starbucks developed a Partner Waste and Recycling App, informed by partners (employees), that helps store partners know exactly what can be recycled or composted in their municipality. 

    Collaborating with others, like Return-It, to improve recycling infrastructure outside of stores 

    Eliminated single-use plastic lid stoppers in favour of recyclable lid stickers 

    Replaced all single-use plastic straws with straws made with compostable material or paper 

Reusable revolution

tarbucks has been championing reusable cup options for over 30 years and continues to provide customers with a 10 cent discount when they bring in a clean, reusable cup for beverage orders. We continue to innovate to make it easier for customers to use reusable cups and help reduce cup waste sent to landfills.

    For-here cups: Available in all company-owned stores in Canada with café seating

    Returnable cups: Over 30 tests in more than 20 markets globally

    Bring your own clean personal cup: Available in all order channels, including drive-thru and the Starbucks app, in North America. Starbucks always has a variety of reusable hot and cold cups available for purchase, including cups made with 100% post-consumer recycled materials.

Starbucks Becomes First National Coffee Retailer to Accept Reusable Cups for Drive-thru and Mobile Orders

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In addition, Starbucks supports sustainable packaging policies that:

  • Help reduce waste sent to landfills by supporting improved recycling and organics diversion
  • Help accelerate reuse as a key component of the circular economy
  • Reduce complexity and promote circularity by setting globally harmonized definitions and standards

*Some of the initiatives mentioned above are in development and expected to launch by the end of 2024.