Intermission: A Coffee Shop Made Out of Shipping Crates

Starbucks is taking recycling to the next level.

While recycling typically means using reusable bags and throwing trash in the blue bin instead of the gray one, a new Starbucks in Seattle has created an entire store from four old shipping containers.

The Starbucks officially opened in mid-December off Interstate 5 in Tukwila, according to Inman News. Spokesman Alan Hilowitz told the website the store will contribute to reducing the company's overall carbon footprint.


Click through to see the company turned repurposed shipping crates into a trendy, eco-friendly, coffee shop.

Photos courtesy of Starbucks' Tom Ackerman via Inman News and Inhabitat\n