ibusinesslines.com
ibusinesslines.com November 21, 2018


Starbucks to eliminate plastic straws by 2020

09 July 2018, 06:40 | Kelvin Horton

Starbucks predicts that it will eliminate more than 1 billion straws yearly.

Starbucks said the new strawless lids will first be implemented in Seattle and Vancouver in the third quarter of this year. It will then spread to European countries such as France, Netherlands and the United Kingdom.

This would apply to its more than 28,000 company operated and licensed stores, the coffee giant announced on Monday (Jul 9).

The company becomes the largest food and beverage company to do so as calls to cut waste globally grow louder.

The no-straw movement, which had already been brewing in certain communities and beach towns, gained mainstream traction three years ago after a video showing a sea turtle with a plastic straw wedged in its nose went viral.


It's a plastic strawless lid that will come to replace single-use plastic straws that now inundate its coffee shops. Though some restaurants don't offer straws at all, others provide compostable, bamboo or paper options.

Still, those who support limiting plastic straws say they are generally unnecessary and a ban is good symbol. Similar proposals are being considered elsewhere, including NY and San Francisco.

The issue is coming up in company boardrooms, though Starbucks is taking the lead. In February, Dunkin' Donuts said that it would eliminate polystyrene foam cups from its stores by 2020.

McDonald's shareholders voted down a proposal requesting a report on plastic straws in May.

Frappuccino drinks will still be served with dome lids, but with straws made from paper or compostable plastic. They essentially look like sippy cup lids - regular plastic lids with a raised and slanted mouthpiece for customers to drink from.



Other News

Trending Now

NATO Ambassador Kay Bailey Hutchison: Trump to "encourage" Putin to change behavior
Trump has noted that most allies are not meeting their commitment of spending 2 percent of gross domestic product on defense. We all talk about it a little differently", he said, "but the president has talked about it in his own way".

Justin Bieber Talked About Marrying Hailey Baldwin Years Ago!
JMA/Star Max via Getty Images Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin recently rekindled their romance. His mother, Pattie Mallette, tweeted: "Love Love Love Love Love Love Love".

The time Kawhi Leonard ran from Spurs during rehab visit
And following their scintillating performance against Brazil , many fancy "The Red Devils" to go all way and raise gold on July 15th.

Youth, conservative cred not only factors in high court pick
In addition, she is the youngest of the leading candidates, and Trump has said he wants his nominee to serve for decades. Kethledge previously served as a law clerk for Kennedy, counsel for the Ford Motor Company and judiciary counsel to U.S.

England's Dele Alli sees room for improvement in his performance against Sweden
I would like to pay tribute to both the team and the coach. "The first 30 minutes we were under control until the corner and they scored".

England vs India 2018, 2nd T20I: Hits and misses
Do join us back for India's response . "With the wicket being so good, I knew I just needed to stay there as long as possible". Asked if he has any idea yet on how to fit Stokes back into the line-up, Morgan said: "No - that's the simple answer".

House of Cards season 6 teaser: Claire's Independence Day
In the final moments of season 5, Claire turned to the camera to break the fourth wall for the first time in the series. House of Cards series six will drop on Netflix later this year.