On June 5, customers with reusable cup holders will be able to pick up a free coffee from Costa Coffee UAE.
It’s in celebration of World Environment Day, and follows on from Costa reducing the price of all its coffees by AED2 if consumers bring their own reusable cups to fill.
Since doing that, more than 20,000 customers have availed themselves of the offer, saving that many paper cups from ending up in landfill.
Following the success of the introduction of re-useable cups to stores earlier this year, COSTA Coffee UAE is now turning its attention to its straws, replacing all plastic straws with a more environmentally friendly option.
To celebrate the swap, Costa has partnered with Dubai International (DXB) and commissioned award-winning sculpture artist Mariska Nell to create an upcycled straw globe installation, which will be on display in DXB at Terminal 3 Arrivals from 31 May for all travellers to see.
Made from 60,000 straws, the recycled artwork turns the leftover straws into a modern art piece for passengers of the world's busiest international airport to see and remind them to take greater care of our planet.
Shemaine Jones, head of marketing at Costa Coffee UAE, commented: “The food and drink industry is really waking up to the threat of plastic on the world’s environment and we as a company are committed to making changes to ensure a more sustainable offering. We commissioned Mariska to create the globe art installation using our old plastic straws to creatively highlight the vast use of plastic we are ridding from our stores and make travelers in the airport stop and think about their own sustainability efforts. Whilst we are making a lot of changes, these are still only the first steps in a long-term strategy to overhaul our environmental practices and we look forward to joining together with our customers to reduce global waste.”