, South Korea

Starbucks Coffee bans disposable cups in Jeju Island

The company has set up 26 return slots for multi-use cups.

Starbucks Coffee Korea will ban the use of disposable cups at all stores on the southern island of Jeju starting 14 December, as they choose to only serve drinks in mugs, personal and multi-use cups, Korea Bizwire reported.

Multi-use cups can be returned through a return slot after use. A total of 26 return slots have been set up at all Starbucks stores on the island, including stores at Jeju International Airport and an SK rent-a-car store.

The company expects the introduction of multi-use cups at all Starbucks stores on Jeju to save more than 5 million disposable cups each year.

The four Starbucks stores that have gone through a trial period without disposable cups since July showed that the return rate of multi-use cups stood at around 50%

 

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