09 Jul '18, 3pm

Starbucks promises to go straw-free by 2020

Starbucks promises to go straw-free by 2020

We applaud this move, which will eliminate more than 1 billion straws per year. The world has spoken and Starbucks has heard. The giant coffee chain has promised to eliminate straws from all of its 28,000 stores worldwide. By 2020, it says that all iced coffee, espresso, and tea beverages will come with strawless lids, remodelled for easy sipping. This special lid, likened by some (curmudgeons?) to an adult sippy cup , is already available at more than 8,000 stores in Canada and the U.S. For thick blended beverages like the Frappuccino, paper or compostable straws will be distributed to any patrons who need them (but hopefully you have your own stainless, glass, or pasta straw in hand, ready to go). This is a laudable step for a company whose environmental progress has been much slower than many would like to see. While Starbucks has dragged its heels in figuring out an ec...

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