(Reuters) – Starbucks Corp said on Tuesday that It will begin accepting reusable mugs from US customers later this month. More than a year after discontinuation due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
The coffee chain was encouraged to use reusable cups and thermos to reduce its carbon footprint before the health crisis forced a switch to disposable last year.
However, the introduction of a vaccine against COVID-19 The rapid pace in the United States has allowed restaurants to open new food halls and clothing sellers such as Kohl’s Corp and Target Corp to reopen fitting rooms.
Starbucks said it would also use a touch-free approach to eliminate shared touch points between baristas and customers bringing personal cups.
last week The coffee shop chain has announced that it will offer reusable cups in stores across Europe, the Middle East and Africa by 2025.
(Reporting by Praveen Paramasivam in Bengaluru and Hilary Russ in New York; Editing by Aditya Soni)