The world is increasingly becoming aware of the problems associated with single-use plastic straws. More and more corporations are evolving by taking out this menace from there stores. A Philippines cafe transformed from single-use plastic straws to biodegradable straws. Even governments, like England, is trying to phase out plastic straws. People are trying to fight plastic pollution as much as they can. However, they are trying to lower the blow to customer satisfaction as well with proper alternatives.
This time, Starbucks, the famous coffee chain, is bringing in their guns – phasing out single-use plastic straws. They have a proper alternative for it too – a strawless cold-cup lid which looks like a sippy cup but for adults. Starbucks has been planning to eliminate plastic straws for a long time and they have strategies to do so globally by 2020. As of now, many Starbucks stores all over Canada and the USA have initiated the process of throwing away their plastic straws.
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Well, you might be asking – isn’t the new replacement also plastic? Yes – but the key term here is single-use. This lid is made of polypropylene, a substance that can make the lid reusable. It is sustainable and hence, a definite evolution from single-use plastic straws.
Plus, according to Starbucks, these strawless lids will be the standard for tea, espresso beverages, and iced coffee. Compostable plastic straws or paper straws will be given with Frappuccino beverages. Alternative materials of straw are available in many of the stores.
You can also bring your own favorite eco-friendly reusable straws too.