Latte Levy: Starbucks’ Five Pence Coffee Cup Charge Starts Today

People buying a hot drink in one of Starbuck’s 35 London stores from today will have to pay an extra five pence for a takeaway cup, under a new trial designed to cut waste and encourage more shoppers to bring in reusable cups. As BusinessGreen reported last month, the coffee …

Costa, Greggs, McDonald’s and Starbucks Among Coffee Giants to Sign Cup Recycling Deal

Some of the UK’s largest coffee shops have joined forces to battle Britain’s cup waste mountain, announcing plans to develop a nationwide recycling system they hope will curb the numbers of takeaway cups ending up in landfill. Fourteen organisations, including Caffe Nero, Costa Coffee, Greggs, McDonald’s UK, Pret A Manger, …

100 Major Companies Have Officially Pledged To Switch To 100% Renewable Electricity

Since 2014, the RE100 initiative has been working behind the scenes with businesses and organizations of all sizes and sectors to negotiate transitions to 100 percent renewable electricity. The reason is simple: shift to 100 percent renewable electricity and you massively reduce the amount of carbon pollution you produce as …

Starbucks Commits To “Green Direct” Tariff In Home State Of Washington

The world’s most iconic coffee shop has committed to a new long-term renewable electricity tariff, the “Green Direct” tariff, in its home state of Washington in an effort to ensure all its local facilities are powered 100% by renewable energy. Starbucks is one of several iconic brands which have subscribed …

Fast food Chains Largest Contributors of Carbon Emissions: Study

Rapidly growing multinational fast food chains in India are the largest contributors to hydrofluorocarbons (HFC) emissions and could add the equivalent of nearly one million tonnes of carbon emissions by 2020, says a new international study. US-based McDonald’s, Starbucks, Subway and Dunkin Donuts as well as India-based company Cafe Coffee Day and …