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Starbucks Launches Global Commitment To Build 10,000 'Greener' Stores By 2025

By Koty Neelis

From eliminating single-use plastic straws from its stores around the globe by 2020 to partnering with McDonald's on creating a compostable coffee cup, Starbucks has been in the news over the last year as the coffee giant takes strides to make the company more eco-friendly. 

In their latest mission, Starbucks announced last week they are deepening their efforts to make their company better for the planet by launching a plan to make 10,000 of its 28,000 stores worldwide 'greener' by 2025. The move to make their retail locations sustainable would include both new stores and renovations on previously existing buildings.

According to CNBC, they've been working with the U.S. Green Building Council since 2001 to help develop the LEED for Retail program. Today there are more than 1,500 LEED-certified Starbucks stores globally and as Starbucks transitions its locations to adopt more sustainable practices, they'll be sharing materials so other retailers can join them in going 'green.'