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Starbucks Aiming for Dairy Free Future

Starbucks wants to go dairy-free to help the planet and many in the dairy industry are not impressed.
 
The Seattle based coffee shop giant says it's one measure it's taking to reduce its carbon footprint.
 
Starbucks has more than 31 thousand locations in more than 80 countries. It's responsible for emitting almost 17 million metric tons of greenhouse gases every year, using a billion cubic metres of water and dumping 860 metric kilotons of coffee cups and other waste.
 
Over the next decade, it is aiming to become resource positive by storing more carbon than it releases. A spokesman for Starbucks says milk production requires more land and water than plant-based dairy alternatives which it plans to start using in its drinks.
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