Recycling Efforts at Work for New Store

We recognize that recycling cups in Starbucks stores is important to the MSI community and the team is working hard on this idea.  The store design team is also doing their part to help with recycling.  Check out this recent project of one of our designers.  The Reclamation Drive-Thru is just one step toward our goal of universally building all new company-owned stores to be LEED-certified.  This store was inspired by a desire to help keep items used throughout our supply chain, like old shipping containers, out of the waste stream.  The result: a 450 square foot drive-thru and walk-up store made from four end-of-life-cycle shipping containers. 

Not only is this store built sustainably, but it is beautiful too.  To learn more read Anthony's blog post.

Have you visited this store?  Let us know your thoughts on this new sustainable store design.

3/15/2012 2:22 PM

Saw it on yahoo a few weeks ago and was telling the baristas at my local sbx about it...(they hadnt heard about it yet) I think this is so awesome! We need to see more people doing more of this in the future.

4/14/2012 8:35 AM

This probably doesn't rate with the story, but my Starbucks at Cypress Creek and Lakeline in Cedar Park, TX doesn't recycle the plastic milk cartons b/c the property manager won't pay the extra bill for hiring a recycling company to pick up. There's too much for me to take home and recycle.

Is there anything Starbucks can do? It is sooo much plastic going in to the garbage dump.

12/12/2012 9:09 AM

Do you remember the Reclamation Drive-Thru ? It was our first store built from shipping containers, conceived

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