09 Jul '18, 12pm

Starbucks to eliminate plastic straws in stores globally by 2020

SEATTLE: By 2020, consumers will no longer be able to get single-use plastic straws at all Starbucks stores globally. This would apply to its more than 28,000 company operated and licensed stores, the coffee giant announced on Monday (Jul 9). Advertisement Starbucks said it will make available strawless lids or straws made of other materials instead. “Starbucks has designed, developed and manufactured a strawless lid, which will become the standard for all iced coffee, tea and espresso beverages," the company said in a news release. "The lid is currently available in more than 8,000 stores in the United States and Canada for select beverages including Starbucks Draft Nitro and Cold Foam." In Asia, the lid is being piloted for Nitro beverages in markets such as China, Japan, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. Advertisement Advertisement For customers who prefer to have or nee...

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