I enjoy the various drinks offered at Starbucks and have found out that Starbucks offers a 10-cent discount when customers use their own reusable mugs or tumblers for their beverages in company-operated stores in the U.S. and Canada. Customers enjoying their beverage in-store can also request that it be served in a ceramic mug where available. Every paper cup saved helps keep our forests intact.
Remember to bring your own mug for the 10 cent discount or you can also purchase a reusable Starbucks cup (for those of you who can't drink their coffee without the Starbucks logo on the container) and use it for the discount.
Starbucks has a comprehensive eco-friendly program but they can definitely do more. I recently received my receipt from a purchase at a GAP store via email (pdf) as opposed to a print out paper copy. Other retailers such as Starbucks should learn from this approach. You avoid unnecessary printing of receipts and you also get the customer's email address so that you can send product updates and offers. It's a simple and eff
Eco-friendly activist trying to make more healthy eco-friendly choices for my family.