(NEW YORK) — In an effort to cut down on waste, Starbucks will introduce $1 reusable plastic cups at its coffee shops across the U.S. and Canada on Thursday.
The new cups, which look similar to the Seattle-based coffee giant’s white paper cups, were tested previously in the Pacific Northwest. Customers who purchase them will get 10 cents back every time they reuse them. This discount was already offered to coffee drinkers who brought in their own tumblers.
Starbucks employees will rinse out the new reusable cups with boiling water each time a customer comes back for a refill.
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Madison Park, Keith Allen and Andreas Preuss, CNN