Starbucks To Eliminate Plastic Straws From All Of Its Stores By 2020

Starbucks has announced it is eliminating plastic straws from its stores worldwide over the next two years, an environmental measure that it said will remove more than a billion plastic straws annually from its stores.

The coffee conglomerate revealed its 2020 goal on Monday while also showcasing a recyclable, strawless plastic lid for its beverages, as well as plans for a straw option made from alternative materials, such as paper or compostable plastic.

Those straws will be provided for blended Frappuccino beverages, or by special request, the company said.

“For our partners and customers, this is a significant milestone to achieve our global aspiration of sustainable coffee, served to our customers in more sustainable ways,” Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson said in a statement.

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