Starbucks image makeover: going no-straw by 2020

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.

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