Starbucks Will Eliminate Plastic Straws Globally by 2020

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The coffee giant announced Monday it will begin to phase out plastic straws from all of its stores, with a plan to scrap them completely by 2020.

Instead, its beverages will be capped with strawless lids - reminiscent of an "adult sippy cup" - or served with straws made from alternative materials "including paper or compostable plastic", according to a statement. These new straws will also be made available upon request to customers who prefer or need a straw, the company said.

In a move meant to cut back on waste, the global coffee giant said Monday that it would eliminate plastic straws from its more than 28,000 locations globally by 2020. Its beverages will feature recyclable lids featuring a raised lip, like those pictured here.

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Starbucks says that customers in Seattle and Vancouver will be the first to go strawless beginning this fall, with more markets to follow. The company already offers alternative straws in Seattle.

Plastic straws will soon be out at Starbucks.

"Plastic straws that end up in our oceans have a devastating effect on species", said Erin Simon, director of sustainability research and development and material science at WWF, U.S.

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Similar proposals are being considered elsewhere, including in NY and San Francisco. Straws add about 1,800 tonnes of the more than eight million tonnes of plastic waste that is dumped into waters every year.

McDonald's also said last month that it would replace plastic straws with paper ones in the United Kingdom and Ireland from September. Starbucks said it has committed more than $10 million to this initiative so far. Do the math and you'll arrive at about 73,000 metrics tons of plastic straws per year.

The global coffee company has announced that this move will come with a reduction of one billion plastic straws from their stores throughout the world. Phased rollouts within the USA and Canada will then follow.

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