Starbucks will chuck plastic straws in hopes of reducing ocean waste

Those days of searching for the correctly sized straw for your giant iced drink at a Starbucks counter will soon come to an end, as the company has announced it intends to fully ditch plastic straws by 2020. 

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As an alternative, the super-mega coffee chain announced via press release Monday morning that it will roll out new lids designed for cold drinks. 

Not completely unlike the lids the company currently uses for hot drinks, the new cold lids will be used in Starbucks' backyard of Seattle and Vancouver starting this fall before expanding to more markets in 2019.  Read more...

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