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Starbucks Banned Plastic Straws In 2020
- Nov 01, 2018 -

In addition to the fast-food giant McDonald's, Starbucks has introduced a similar policy in early July this year - it will phase out plastic straws within two years, and by 2020, more than 28,000 stores worldwide will be completely banned!

Starbucks said there is an alternative – for the average cold drink, they will be specially designed for the lid, through a fingertip-sized teardrop-shaped opening, allowing consumers to enjoy drinks without a straw. For Frappuccino, paper straws or recyclable plastic straws are used instead.

The Daily Economics reporter noted that these new cups, 8,000 stores in the US and Canada have been used first, and other regions will be gradually replaced.

Starbucks Packaging Purchasing Director Chris Milne said: “The plastic straws used today cannot be recycled, but our newly developed lids are recyclable. Our decision is more sustainable and socially responsible, while It has also set an example for other catering companies."

According to Starbucks official data, cold drinks have accounted for more than 50% of all Starbucks drinks. In other words, when Starbucks banned plastic straws in more than 28,000 stores worldwide in 2020, it would save 1 billion straws per year.