Starbucks sells reusable BPA-free plastic cups for only $1.00 as part of their Bring Your Own Mug (BYOM) program. Starbucks recognizes that every time a customer re-uses their cup, it keeps one more cup from ending up in a landfill. To make this sustainable behavior even more enticing, Starbucks will even wash your cup and take 10 cents off your coffee purchase.
Why are retailers still printing receipts and issuing so many cash register coupons in this high tech era? Receipts are printed on paper made from trees, and trees are so vital to our planet's ecosystem. Most people have an email address where they can easily receive and permanently store paperless receipts.