Back in 2018 Starbucks announced a change. They are replacing plastic straws to a newer Starbucks Strawless Lids! Have they hit your store yet?
Seattle and Vancouver, B.C., customers will be the first to see the new lids replace single-use plastic straws, with other locations coming on board through 2020.
“Starbucks’ decision to phase out single-use plastic straws is a shining example of the important role that companies can play in stemming the tide of ocean plastic,” said Nicholas Mallos, director of Ocean Conservancy’s Trash Free Seas program. “With eight million metric tons of plastic entering the ocean every year, we cannot afford to let industry sit on the sidelines.”
The lid that is replacing the straws is also made of plastic, but its polypropylene content can be widely recycled.
If you’re one that just has to have a straw, my friend keeps this 2 pack Collapsible Reusable Straw with case that fits nicely in your purse or pocket!