COMMUNITY | Staff Reporter, Korea

Starbucks Korea recycles used coffee grounds as fertilizers

The coffee giant also just launched their paper straws initiative in the country. Starbucks Korea has turned 5,500 tonnes of used coffee grounds into fertilizers.

The coffee giant said that the rate of reusing coffee grounds could reach up to 97% this year. 3,600 tonnes of it became compost, 1,200 tonnes are to be provided to their customers, whilst the remaining 600 tonnes are fertilizers.

This is part of their initiative to reuse their coffee ground and have no waste from it produced by 2020.

Starbucks also just stopped providing plastic straws, replacing them with paper ones, following its trial last September.

They are currently looking to have all of their stores provide paper straws by the end of the year.

(Photo credit: Starbucks Korea website)

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