Goodbye, green straws.
Starbucks plans to kick its plastic straw habit by 2020.
- It’ll use either “strawless lids” or no-plastic straws in order to take part in the no-straw movement gaining popularity in the U.S.
- In the U.S., 500 million straws are used and tossed every day.
a few of the no-straw locations in the U.S.
- Seattle, Washington: outlawed all food service businesses from using plastic straws AND plastic utensils, a ban that includes restaurants, grocery stores, delis, coffee shops and food trucks.
- Miami Beach, Florida: banned plastic straws. Note: In 2010, Florida state lawmakers made it illegal for cities to regulate plastic bags (yes, you read that correctly. cities cannot ban single-use plastic bags).
- Monmouth Beach, New Jersey: straws, plastic bags and plastic or styrofoam containers are all banned in this shore town.
- Oakland, California: bans the use of plastic straws unless customers ask for them.