× Select City
Coffee & Tea, Food, News

Starbucks announces plan to eliminate plastic straws by 2020

Hanna McLean Jul 09, 2018 3:00 am 1,979

Today, July 9, Starbucks has announced plans to eliminate all single-use plastic straws globally by 2020.

The coffee giant has designed, developed, and manufactured a strawless lid that will become the standard for all iced coffee, tea, and espresso beverages served in their locations around the world.

See also

This announcement makes Starbucks the largest food and beverage retailer to commit to such a global commitment, and the plan will eliminate more than 1 billion plastic straws a year.

Alternative-material straws such as paper or compostable plastic will be rolled-out for Frappuccino beverages, and they will also be available for customers upon request if they would prefer a straw.

Dh newsletter logo

Get direct access to our top weekly content, contests, and perks.

Hanna McLean
Hanna is the Dished Vancouver Editor at Daily Hive. Got a food tip? Email her at [email protected]

© 2018 Buzz Connected Media Inc.