Drive-Through Starbucks In Washington Is Not What You’d Expect

A Starbucks in Tukwila, WA is making waves for innovation, of all things, because it is made of recycled shipping containers.

Its structure consists of four extra-large crates, one 20-footer and three 40-footers. This is one of many steps the company is taking towards a greener approach.

Tony Gale, the head architect for Starbucks says, “We were able to open our minds to the use of very common elements destined for the landfill as structure for a high-quality, drive-thru coffeehouse design – essentially creating an industrial beacon for sustainable thinking.”

The building is made from the same exact containers that they are used to transport their exact products (coffee and tea) internationally. By 2015 they finally intend to make all their cups recyclable.

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