Starbucks’ first Greener Store in Japan aims to cut waste

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By Inside Retail Asia

Japan’s first Starbucks Greener Store opened its doors as part of the brand’s expansion plan of Greener Store Framework, further reaching its global resource-positive goals.

The Wadakura Fountain Park Store follows the launch of a Greener Store in Shanghai in September, the first Greener Store in Asia.

Located in the Outer Gardens of Tokyo’s Imperial Palace, the Greener Store Japan is designed to cut its in-store waste by 40 per cent, carbon emissions by 30 per cent and water consumption by 20 per cent compared to other Starbucks stores.

“Our Greener Stores allow us to test and learn how we can build and operate even more sustainable stores and inspire our partners and customers to adopt more eco-conscious behaviours,” said Michael Kobori, chief sustainability officer at Starbucks.

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