13 Jul '18, 6pm

Starbucks Vows To Ditch Plastic Straws by 2020

Starbucks Vows To Ditch Plastic Straws by 2020

(Photo: Starbucks’ strawless lid. Credit: Starbucks) Starbucks announced plans to phase plastic straws from its stores worldwide by 2020. The decision is expected to eliminate more than 1 billion straws from the company’s 28,000 stores annually. A new recyclable lid will replace straws and become standard for most of Starbucks’ iced drinks. Eliminating straws came in response to requests from Starbucks’ partners and customers. “By nature, the straw isn’t recyclable and the lid is, so we feel this decision is more sustainable and more socially responsible,” said Chris Milne, director of packaging sourcing for Starbucks. Emily Alexander and her Global Research & Development team at Starbucks began working on the lid design in 2016 as a way to feature the Draft Nitro and Cold Foam beverages. What emerged is a recyclable polypropylene lid that has a teardrop shaped opening abo...

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