Here’s how coffee chains could reduce their carbon footprint, at no cost: Ever noticed how, especially in larger coffee chains, the sugar and coffee cream comes in nice colored paper sachets and small plastic containers respectively? Having sugar on each table in a nice glass jar would suffice as well. Ditto for milk and coffee cream.
Imagine how much energy and carbon emissions can be saved by this single step. Not only that, it would also save cafes money, since the sugar manufacturer/coffee cream producer could pass on a portion of the cost benefits of supplying sugar in one large packet, compared to thousands of small sachets.
A small way to ensure your beloved coffee is that much sweeter to the environment.