Just last week, Starbucks announced their new sustainability initiative. The environmental coffee-lover will tell you the biggest problem with Starbucks is the insane amount of cups and straws that they use every single day. Their initiative included a shift away from single-use plastic to reusable packaging. But another environmental change they announced they’d be making is the addition of plant-based options. And it looks like they weren’t kidding, because we already know one product they’ll be launching this year.

It’s becoming more and more clear that as part of our fight to save the planet, we need more people to transition to a plant-based diet. A United Nations-backed report a few months ago urged people to eat plant-based to fight climate change. Animal agriculture is the third leading cause of climate change, so Starbucks was right to include plant-based offerings as part of their sustainability changes.

That’s why they will be launching a plant-based breakfast sandwich this year in the United States and Canada! There aren’t too many details yet, but we know it will have a plant-based patty. Comments on who the potential suppliers are were denied.

People are assuming it could be from leading meatless protein competitors Impossible Foods or Beyond Meat. Beyond Meat already has breakfast items at Dunkin’, Tim Horton’s, Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s. Looks like we’ll just have to wait and see.

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