The coffee giant announced Monday it will begin to phase out plastic straws from all of its stores, with a plan to scrap them completely by 2020.
The decision came after the company worked to design a new lid for the Draft Nitro cold foam beverage in 2016 that was originally served only in Seattle, according to a release from Starbucks. McDonald's shareholders voted down a proposal requesting a report on plastic straws in May, although it recently said it would switch to paper straws in the United Kingdom and Ireland by next year, and test alternatives to plastic straws in some US locations.
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Other cities, like Fort Meyers, have banned plastic straws as well.
The exception to the new lid will be the Frappuccino, which will be served with a paper or compostable straw.
Starbuckshadalready committed $10 million to help develop recyclable, compostable cups for hot drinks.
Starbucks said Monday that it is making available a strawless lid at 8,000 stores in the USA and Canada for certain drinks.
Starbucks will start rolling out strawless lids for all drinks in the fall. Unlike straws, the new lid can be recycled, the company said. Similar proposals are being considered in places like NY and San Francisco.
Starbucks customers use more than one billion straws per year.
A number of local governments have recently passed legislation restricting the use and distribution of plastic straws.
"With eight million metric tons of plastic entering the ocean every year, we can not afford to let industry sit on the sidelines", said Nicholas Mallos, director of Ocean Conservancy's Trash Free Seas program in a statement.
The accident took place in a residential area near the campus of William and Mary, which warned people to stay away from the area. The aircraft was an R44 helicopter, according to the FAA, which tweeted updates about the crash over the weekend.
Petrillo did not immediately respond to a request for comment. "It's hard to believe that anymore", he said. The FBI raided his home, his office, and his hotel room in April, seizing roughly 4 million documents.
TRT World spoke with Micheal Penn , who brings more from Tokyo on the disagreements between Washington and Pyongyang. Analysts said that North Korea's statement was not unexpected but that there may indeed be a long way to go in U.S.
The negative impact on China's gross domestic product growth - and Chinese consumer prices - is also expected to be minimal. Trump has threatened to hit back with vehicle tariffs of 20%, which would be highly damaging for the German auto industry.
It seems that England's most successful World Cup campaign in nearly 30 years is sending fans just a little bit insane . The vehicle was left with a completely smashed windscreen and heavy denting to the bonnet, roof and bumper.
Kirk wasted no time in picking up from where she left off previous year , when she won the inaugural edition of the tournament. He is still searching for his first PGA Tour win and will sleep on a 36-hole lead for the first time in his career.
Brexit Secretary David Davis arrives at Downing Street ahead of the weekly Cabinet meeting last week in London . May won the backing of her Cabinet on Friday for a plan that would create a "U.K. -EU free trade area".
And it's a part of Starbucks' $10 million investment in creating recyclable and compostable cups around the world. A number of restaurants and private establishments also have taken measures to curb their use of plastic straws.
Virgin Islands - all places that are expected to be drenched with several inches of rain in the coming days thanks to Beryl . Virgin Islands from late Sunday through Monday evening, NWS San Juan said on Twitter.
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