From now until May 2022, Starbucks customers at National University of Singapore (NUS) stores can borrow reusable cups for their beverages and return them later at no additional charge.
Customers who purchase a drink with reusable cups, their own or borrowed, will enjoy 50 cents off from their drink purchase.
Scan QR code to borrow
Starbucks announced the launch of its first Borrow A Cup program in Singapore across the three NUS stores on Jan. 10.
Customers can borrow cups by scanning a QR code on the cup using the Muuse app.
The used cup has to be returned to dedicated return stations at the participating stores within 14 days.
Otherwise, customers will be charged S$4 on their credit or debit card in the Muuse app.
The reusable cups will be professionally cleaned and sanitised by Muuse after each return.
Each reusable cup replace 30 single-use ones
Starbucks said that the program aims to encourage customers to shift away from single-use cups as part of their global goal to reduce waste sent to landfills by 50 per cent by 2030.
According to Starbucks, each reusable cup can be reused for up to 30 times.
The three participating Starbucks stores are: NUS Techno Edge, NUS University Town, and NUS Wet Science Building.
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