Starbucks said cold beverages in which a straw is typically included make up 50% of the drinks its sells, up from just 37% five years ago.
The company is the latest to announce a ban on the straws as global awareness of ocean pollution and harm to marine life increases.
The company will broaden the manufacture and use of what some in social media have dubbed the "adult sippy cup". Ice-blended Frappuccinos, meanwhile, will be served with straws made of paper or compostable plastic. These now come with drinks like the Starbucks Draft Nitro and Cold Foam, and will come with the Salted Cream Cold Foam Cold Brew to be released on Tuesday.
Starbucks says that customers in Seattle and Vancouver will be the first to go strawless beginning this fall, with more markets to follow. And it's a part of Starbucks' $10 million investment in creating recyclable and compostable cups around the world.
This follows an announcement by McDonald's that 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. The transition will be complete in 2019, the company said.
Squawking unsteadily… seagulls drunk on beach Anyone who has any concerns for the welfare of a bird or any animal can contact the RSPCA's 24-hour helpline on 0300 1234 999. Animal welfare experts, think that the birds' inebriated state may be the result of feeding on brewery waste.
McDonald's shareholders voted down a proposal requesting a report on plastic straws in May. "Metal straws can be risky for people with neurological conditions such as Parkinson's whereas reusable plastic straws present hygiene concerns to people with specific health conditions".
In the United States, local governments are already putting similar restrictions into place.
A number of restaurants and private establishments also have taken measures to curb their use of plastic straws.
Say goodbye to plastic straws at Starbucks. Phased rollouts within the USA and Canada will then follow.
Starbucks Coffee Co. plans to phase out single-use plastic straws from its more than 28,000 company-operated and licensed stores by 2020 in an effort to reduce its global waste footprint.
Seattle urged businesses to use up their existing inventory of plastic utensils and straws before Sunday . Seattle Public Utilities exempted plastic utensils and straws due to a lack of compostable alternatives .
We will see after the World Cup . "Despite his injury he played his best this season for me so the situation isn't bad ". Speaking in an interview with RMC , Lyon President Jean-Michel Aulas discussed the future of captain Nabil Fékir.
Opener Fakhar Zaman and captain Sarfraz Ahmed steadied the ship for Pakistan but Sarfraz too got out when the team score read 47. In response, Pakistan got off to the worst possible start as they lost two wickets in the opening over bowled by Glenn Maxwell .
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.
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.
Journalists say al-Shabab fighters stormed the ministry of the interior and national security after detonating two auto bombs. The al-Qaida linked al-Shabaab militants have claimed responsibility for the latest attack in the capital Mogadishu.
Lucas Collazo at the Inova Children's Hospital in Falls Church, sharing a photo of the Israeli star posing with staff members. While in the DMV area, Gal Gadot made a decision to stop by a Children's Hospital to bring some cheer to ailing fans.
Jackson had 13 points , six rebounds, one assist and a steal for the Pelicans in 13 minutes of play before being sidelined. Swanigan shot 3 of 6 from the field, including making a 3-pointer, while also hitting 4 of 5 free throws.
Now Marca are reporting that Spanish FA president Luis Rubiales will recommend Luis Enrique at a board meeting today. Hierro, 50, was placed in temporary charge of Spain after they sacked Julen Lopetegui on the eve of the tournament.
Reuters , citing an unnamed source at a nearby hospital, reported that the boys' conditions were "not bad" but will be monitored. By the time he posted the test drive videos, four boys had already been rescued and the operation was suspended for the night.
Delhi gang rape: Verdict on review pleas on Monday
July 11: The JJB holds the minor guilty of illegally confining and robbing a carpenter on December 16 night before the gangrape. The accused appealed to the supreme court , which eventually delivered its judgment confirming the death penalty in May 2017 .
Hamilton back on top in final practice
The Red Bulls of Max Verstappen and Australia's Daniel Ricciardo were fifth and sixth but well off the pace. Miraculously, the 28-year-old emerged from his destroyed auto , and walked away without significant injury.
FTSE inches up after Brexit minister resigns
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".
Brexit minister Davis steps down in big blow to May
May replied to his letter to say she did not agree "with your characterisation of the policy we agreed at cabinet on Friday". Davis also served as a reservist in the Special Air Service, the British army's elite special force unit.
Sebastian Vettel shrugs off neck pain to 'fight like a lion'
Red Bull boss Christian Horner was of the same opinion. "This is the greatest race of the year and the greatest crowd", he added. Raikkonen was alongside on the inside heading into Turn 3 but Hamilton braked later, leaving space for the Ferrari at the apex.
Ten dead, 73 injured after passenger train derails in Turkey
According to reports, the train was travelling from Uzunkopru to Instanbul and came off the rails in the Tekirdag Corlu district. Over 100 ambulances have been sent to the scene, TRT Haber said, quoting Health Ministry Undersecretary Eyüp Gümüş.
England will wear white for World Cup semi-final with Croatia
Sadly for Fox and soccer fans, there's a few days of World Cup silence until France take on Belgium on July 10 and then England v. Croatia are through to the semi-final of the World Cup after beating Russia/ Croatia following a nerve-wracking penalty shootout.
Godparents to be revealed as Louis is christened today
William and Kate had already used Louis as one of Prince George's middle names, but liked it so much they chose to use it again. Seventy-one years later, they are still married and known to us as Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh .
Tropical Storm Chris to bring showers
Virgin Islands - all places that are expected to be drenched with several inches of rain in the coming days thanks to Beryl . It was centered 210 miles (335 kilometers) east of Martinique and was moving west-northwestward at 23 mph (37 kph).