Friday, 21 September, 2018


Starbucks Will Eliminate Plastic Straws Globally by 2020

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Conrad Doyle | 09 July, 2018, 19:33

By 2020, consumers will no longer be able to get single-use plastic straws at all Starbucks stores globally. In May, the European Union also suggested a ban on some plastic items, including straws.

Starbucks joins companies, cities, and countries around the world that have banned plastic straws.

Starbucks says that it has "designed, developed and manufactured a strawless lid, which will become the standard for all iced coffee, tea and espresso beverages".

The move will eliminate about one billion straws from its stores per year, the company said in a press release. Seattle is believed to be the first major USA city to ban single-use plastic straws and utensils in food service, according to the Seattle Public Utilities. Some offer more environmentally friendly alternatives, such as straws made of paper, bamboo, steel, even Twizzlers. Similar proposals are being considered elsewhere, including NY and San Francisco.

Other cities, like Fort Meyers, have banned plastic straws as well.

Starbucks said Monday that it is making available a strawless lid at 8,000 stores in the USA and Canada for certain drinks.

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The issue is coming up in company boardrooms, though Starbucks is taking the lead.

As BBC News reported in February, a Scotland-based disability group called One in Five says paper, plant-based, and metal straws aren't adequate substitutes for single-use plastic straws and could even be unsafe for people, depending on their disability. McDonald's said earlier this year that it would stop using plastic straws at all of its stores in the United Kingdom and Ireland.

The UK government said that 1 million birds and more than 100,000 sea mammals die each year from eating and getting tangled in plastic waste.

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