Starbucks to launch strawless cold-drink lids in Toronto this summer

Mar 20 2019, 6:46 pm

Starbucks has announced that they will be debuting strawless lids for cold drinks across Toronto as a part of their global environmental aspirations.

The news falls in line with the coffee giant’s plan to eliminate plastic straws by next year, and to donate all unsold food products.

This summer, Toronto will be the first to see the new lightweight, recyclable strawless lids. Stores across Canada and the US will follow over the next year.

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According to Starbucks, this is a key milestone as the company works to phase out plastic straws from its more than 30,000 stores worldwide by 2020; a process that will eliminate more than one billion straws per year.

The new lids have 9% less plastic than the current lid and straw. Frappuccino drinks and other blended beverages will continue to have a domed lid made from plastic and will be accompanied by a straw, except where local law prohibits it.

Plastic straws will continue to be available upon request for Starbucks customers who need or request them.

In addition to the strawless lids in Toronto, Starbucks Canada has announced that it will piloting “greener” to-go cups in Vancouver.

Which means from coast to coast, you’ll be able to enjoy your coffee in a sustainable way.