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Here’s what Starbucks has to say about water conservation. https://t.co/0Qj1cfDBTa

Here’s what Starbucks has to say about water conservation. https://t.co/0Qj1cfDBTa

Goal: Reduce water consumption by 25% in our company-owned stores by 2015 ON TRACK Although water consumption has decreased more than 17% since 2008, water use increased 5% in 2011 over the year before. Gallons (liters) per square foot of retail space per month. Water is a key ingredient in our beverages and a necessity for operating our stores. We’re working to better understand how we use water, and how we can use it more efficiently. Much of the water in our stores is used to make coffee and tea beverages, and to run equipment such as dishwashers and ice machines. In 2008 we set a goal to reduce water consumption by 25 percent in company-owned stores by 2015. For the first three years, we saw a reduction of more than 20 percent in our water use as a result of several proactive measures, including a successful rollout of a hand-metered water system to replace our "dipper...

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