Starbucks launches biodegradable biopbs plastic cup
Recently, Starbucks has launched a biopbs lined cup, which will debut in Starbucks stores in London, New York, San Francisco, Seattle and Vancouver. The company considered 12 prototypes before testing.
According to the Wall Street Journal, the paint is made of renewable plastic materials that are melted and spread on cardboard before being used in new cups.
Starbucks said customers would not find any significant difference between them and the current cup. This kind of cup is recyclable and compostable. It can make Starbucks keep away from the plastic lining adhering to the paper cup and prevent the cup from leaking. Plastic cup liners are hard to recycle. During this test, Starbucks will seek feedback from baristas and customers to see if the prototype cup really prevents leakage and keeps the drink hot.
Earlier this year, Starbucks announced it would cut its greenhouse gas emissions and waste sent to landfills by half over the next decade. The company also plans to save or supplement 50% of its total water use by 2030. The company aims to provide a more recyclable and compostable hot cup solution by 2022.