On Monday morning, Starbucks announced that they will be eliminating single-use plastic straws, in an effort to be more environmentally conscious.
Apparently, the coffee company has designed a strawless lid which "will become standard for all iced coffee, tea and espresso beverages."
“For our partners and customers, this is a significant milestone to achieve our global aspiration of sustainable coffee, served to our customers in more sustainable ways,” said Kevin Johnson, president and CEO for Starbucks.
Seattle and Vancouver will be the first to see the strawless lids implemented, but the change will be achieved globally by 2020.
.@Starbucks announces it will eliminate single-use plastic straws from its 28,000 company operated and licenced stores.— CTVMorningLiveOttawa (@CTVOttMornLive) July 9, 2018
Customers in Seattle and Vancouver will be the first to see strawless lids this fall. Phased rollouts across Canada in 2019. #ottnews
I got a sippy cup at Starbucks this morning...I swear I’m an adult. pic.twitter.com/UdwLxER3Ss— KitTeaCup_EME (@KitTeaCup_EME) July 6, 2018
@Starbucks, you really need to keep some plastic straws. Paper straws often don't work for people with disabilities, who need a straw to be able to drink. (They dissolve if you drink hot liquids slowly.) https://t.co/q6AAxSJJBP— KellyK (@Geek_Kelly) July 9, 2018
Plastic straw bans have sparked anger among the disabled community, for whom the product is often essential. https://t.co/JZETKKB52x— Twitter Moments (@TwitterMoments) July 3, 2018