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Olivette's Starbucks Sells More than 100 $1 Reusable Tumblers

Would you pay $1 for the reusable plastic cup now available at St. Louis area Starbucks coffee shops?

In an effort to lesson the load of trash from disposable cups, Starbucks is now offering a new reusable tumbler. Good idea right? 

The Seattle-based coffee company is now selling the plastic cups for $1 at St. Louis coffee shops, including those in Ladue and Olivette. 

The Olivette Starbucks in the Shops at Price Crossing has sold more than 100 of the reusable plastic cups since the program launched Jan. 3. A spokesman for the store said the store quickly ran out, but ordered more and has plenty in stock now.

The cups bear the Starbucks logo and resembling the paper cups. Starbucks is also offering a ten cents discount for each refill

According to USA Today, the $1 tumbler is reportedly the latest effort to address criticism and reduce the amount of disposable items that clutter landfills or end up as litter. 

Prior to the reusable tumbler, Starbucks already offered a 10-cent discount to customers who brought in a reusable mug. The company's goal is reportedly to serve 5 percent of all drinks in reusable cups by 2015.

Would you pay $1 for the reusable tumbler? Tell us in comments.

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