Sebastian Sykes02 Jun 2019 AT 02:01 PM

Costa UAE celebrates World Environment Day with ‘Last Straw’ art piece

Get free coffee on Wednesday June 5
Sebastian Sykes02 Jun 2019 AT 02:01 PM
Costa UAE celebrates World Environment Day with ‘Last Straw’ art piece

If there was ever a reason to start using a reusable cup, it’s when you can get a free coffee out of it (and protect the environment, of course).

Ahead of this year’s World Environment Day on Wednesday June 5, Costa Coffee UAE has announced a string of sustainability initiatives all to reduce wastage across its stores.

One of its first events will offer all customers who bring in their reusable cup Wednesday coffee completely for free in stores across the UAE. Can’t go wrong with that.

That’s not all, as Costa has now turned its attention towards straws. How, you ask? Head over to Terminal 3 at Dubai International Airport (DXB) to find a brand-new art piece.

To celebrate this planet saving swap, COSTA Coffee has partnered with DXB and commissioned award-winning sculpture artist Mariska Nell to create an upcycled straw globe installation.

Made from 60,000 leftover straws, the ‘Last Straw’ project is a modern art piece for passengers of the world's busiest international airport to see and remind them to take greater care of our planet

“The food and drink industry is really waking up to the threat of plastic on the world’s environment and we as a company are committed to making changes to ensure a more sustainable offering,” said head of marketing at Costa Coffee UAE Shemaine Jones.

“We commissioned Mariska to create the globe art installation using our old plastic straws to creatively highlight the vast use of plastic we are ridding from our stores and make travellers in the airport stop and think about their own sustainability efforts.”

Along with the ‘Last Straw’ art project, Costa is introducing napkins and cupholders made from recycled materials in all stores to help reduce paper wastage in the region.

For more information on the offers and initiatives at Costa, be sure to head to Costa’s Instagram page or visit

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