Starbucks Replacing Plastic Straws w/ Strawless Lids | Like a Sippy Cup for Adults
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Starbucks is cutting down on single-use plastics!
As was announced last summer, Starbucks locations will be eliminating plastic straws from every store worldwide by 2020.
To date, thousands of Starbucks stores across the U.S. and Canada have already starting eliminating single use plastic drinking straws and in their place, they are serving all cold drinks with a strawless cold-cup lid just like the ones pictured (kind of like an adult sippy cup).
The lid that is replacing the straws is also made of plastic, but its polypropylene content can be widely recycled making the lid more sustainable and more socially responsible.
These new strawless lids will become the standard for all iced coffee, tea and espresso beverages. Paper straws or straws made from compostable plastic will be provided for Frappuccino beverages; some stores may already have these alternative-material straws available.
If you prefer a straw, consider bringing your own Eco-Friendly Reusable Straws!