Gallery: Starbucks Launches $1 Reusable Plastic Cups to Reduce Waste


In an attempt to reduce their customers’ waste, Starbucks is introducing a reusable plastic cup for frequent customers. At $1 a pop, the logo-emblazoned plastic cups are shaped like their traditional paper cups, and fit regular plastic lids. The staff will even rinse out the cups with boiling water each time you bring it back, in case your office doesn’t have a kitchen sink.

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  1. Jeff Yablon January 6, 2013 at 11:42 am

    Much as I want to like this idea, I think it’s kinda stupid.I pay them a dollar, and then I get the honor of carrying around a cup so that I can still pay full price (ok, ten cent discount . . . woo hoo ! . . . ) to fill it? I understand the environmental win, but honestly, how about if Starbucks invents a fully biodegraable disposable cup instead?

  2. rederth January 4, 2013 at 10:48 am

    Why produce billions(?) of plastic cups while there are already many reuseable liquid holding containers in existance already? Please don’t add to the “Floating island” of waste or anywhere else in our planet…

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