If Starbucks made one small shift in their operations and asked One Simple Question: "Would you like to use your own cup today?", there could be a big impact. Please see the attached PDF for the entire pitch, full description and experience.
One Simple Question
Where are you / your team located?
United States, Northeast
How does this Idea redesign unrecyclable small format plastic items that often end up as waste?
By targeting three of the the Center for Marine Conservation's 'Dirty Dozen' (top 12 list of items that are most frequently found in the ocean). Those three are paper pieces, plastic caps and lids, and plastic straws. If there is an increase in customers using their own cups at Starbucks, there will be less of these three items in the waste stream.
At what stage of development is your Idea?
Prototyping: You have conducted some small tests or experiments with prospective users and will continue developing idea through these tests.
Please describe from where your Idea emerged
As a part of a Design Thinking class; we are a team of three students.