Starbucks to Discontinue Plastic Straws
The coffee magnate will be phasing out single-use plastic straws by 2020, due to concerns raised by environmentalists.
Starbucks will phase out single-use plastic straws at its restaurants by 2020, giving environmentalists a huge victory in their campaign to convince restaurants to abandon plastic utensils, Reuters reports.
The Seattle-based chain said it would eliminate single-use plastic straws globally at its 28,000 locations. The straws will be replaced by new recyclable strawless lids and alternative material straws.
Its announcement came just days after its hometown of Seattle barred plastic straws and utensils at restaurants, amid a broader global push to discourage the use of plastic straws and other one-time-use plastics.