Tata Starbucks’s CEO announced that the company has decided to fully transition itself to use only compostable and recyclable packaging solutions across its stores in the country by the next World Environment Day, June 5.
The company enetered India in October 2012 and now it has 138 stores all across Mumbai, Delhi-NCR, Hyderabad, Chennai, Bengaluru, Chandigarh, Pune and Kolkata.
Tata Starbucks chief executive Navin Gurnaney said, “By the World Environment Day, we will lead the industry in using 100 percent sustainable, compostable, recyclable packaging materials.”
The new appointed CEO is very active to take action in this direction. As long as the coffee chain is concerned, it has been using only those glasses, bags and napkins made from recyclable fibre.
By taking this initiative, Gurnaney mentioned that this move would reduce wastage, as it is going to prevent 23 million cups, 17 million straws, 27 million lids and 4 million cutlery sets from ending up at landfills in one year.
He also added that we are very aggressive in opening new store in cities. He said, “We are constantly evaluating opportunities within the metros where we have already established markets but also new cities.”
He said, “India is one of the top five markets for Starbucks globally and the fastest growing market among the emerging economies. We are very bullish here, and are on track to achieve our target to breakeven by FY20.”