Starbucks Japan to Release 2021 Diary Made From Recycled Milk Packs

02.October.2020 | FASHION

Starbucks Coffee Japan is teaming up with KOKUYO, which is known for its hugely popular Campus notebooks, to release a 2021 diary at Starbucks branches in Japan and the Starbucks Japan online store on October 7, 2020. This is Starbucks’ second collaboration with Campus.

In an effort to reduce waste, Starbucks has for a long time been recycling its coffee bean grounds, milk packs, and other items so that nothing goes to waste and everything is used to its fullest extent. The company began recycling its milk packs in 2010, and last August, released its first Campus notebook made from a combination of these packs as well as paper napkins and hand towels used in the stores.

2021 Starbucks Campus Scheduled Book | Colours: Black, White | ¥2,100

The new 2021 diary is made from recycled milk packs. Starbucks uses 1,000 tons of milk packs a year in Japan. Every day, all the milk packs are hand washed and dried by Starbucks Japan’s partners and pressed into a shape so that they are easier to collect.

Each page of the month features a different design of Starbucks’s coffee bean packs as well as stories, keywords related to taste, and other fun entries. The design for January 2021 is their Pike Place® Roast. Pike Place in Seattle, Washington is in fact where the very first Starbucks store opened. The left pages list the days and national holidays in Japan while the right pages have graph paper.

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