Friday, 20 July, 2018

Starbucks is eliminating plastic straws from all stores

Starbucks Starbucks to Eliminate Plastic Straws by 2020
Laurie Berry | 09 July, 2018, 18:39

That's right all plastic straws will be completely eliminated from Starbucks stores very soon, the company wants to get rid of them all by the year 2020. In May, the European Union also suggested a ban on some plastic items, including straws. As Fast Company reported, plastic straws have been banned or are planned to be banned by Alaska Airlines and McDonald's U.K., as well as in Vancouver, the U.K., Taiwan, Seattle, Miami Beach, and in California cities such as Oakland and Berkeley, to name a few.

Instead, Starbucks announced in a press release, it will start using "strawless lids" and straws made from "alternative materials", such as paper or "compostable plastic". The company already offers alternative straws in Seattle. Similar proposals are being considered elsewhere, including NY and San Francisco.

Walt Disney World has banned plastic straws at some of its theme parks, while the Smithsonian Institution has taken steps to eliminate them from its museums.

Other communities across the country, including Sanibel Island, located in Florida, are also on the list of places considering a ban on these plastic products.

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The company said it will make a strawless lid available at 8,000 stores in the United States and Canada for certain drinks.

Starbucks announced Monday that it will stop using plastic straws at all of its stores worldwide.

Ice-blended Frappuccinos, meanwhile, will be served with straws made of paper or compostable plastic.

The announcement from McDonald's followed an April proposal by the United Kingdom government to ban plastic straws in the country. Straws add up to about 2,000 tons of the almost nine million tons of plastic waste that ends up in the water each year.

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