Starbucks, Citing Ocean Threat, is Ditching Plastic Straws

Starbucks is getting rid of plastic straws at its locations around the world, offering a strawless lid or straws made of paper or compostable material instead.

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NEW YORK (AP) — Starbucks will eliminate plastic straws from all of its locations within two years, citing the environmental threat to oceans. The company becomes the largest food and beverage company to do so as calls to cut waste globally grow louder . Plastic straws have become a flashpoint. A week after its hometown banned plastic drinking straws and utensils, the Seattle company said Monday that by 2020, it will be using straws made from biodegradable…

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