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adults “sippy with plastic straws is replacing for starbucks cups”

Starbucks Is Replacing Plastic Straws With “Sippy Cups” for Adults
by Kristin Houser -July 9, 2018

STRAWLESS STARBUCKS. If you love plastic straws, you will soon have to get them somewhere other than Starbucks.

On July 9, Starbucks announced its plans to phase out the use of plastic straws in its stores by 2020. The franchise will replace the straws with a new type of lid described as a “sippy cup” for adults. They’re already used for some drinks, such as iced espresso drinks and cold brew, to improve the drink’s texture, according to Delish (consumers seem to think they’re cute, too).

Starbucks locations in Seattle and Vancouver, British Columbia, will be the first to switch to the new lids, which will be used for all cold beverages except Frappuccinos (those beverages will still include straws, but they’ll be made of paper or another biodegradable material, not plastic).

SMALL STRAW. BIG IMPACT. Plastic straws are absolutely terrible for the environment. Because they are so lightweight, recycling sorters often overlook them. So they wind up polluting our waterways, littering beaches, and harming marine life. Even when they break down, they can still be harmful — microplastics can find their way into the water we drink and potentially cause health problems such as male infertility.

A GLOBAL EFFORT. Americans alone use an estimated 182 billion straws annually, according to the National Park Service. Eliminating the 1 billion Starbucks sends out into the world every year will help, but it won’t solve our plastic straw problem alone.

Thankfully, various other corporations have already announced plans to phase out plastic straws, as have a number of local and national governments. Eventually, we could see the straws phased out globally, which would be a solid step toward reducing our plastic pollution overall.

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  • sterki
Haha colored sippy cups being used by adults would look pretty funny!
damn i like the straws! but they are right, nature will thanks the uber amount o less plastic thrown into it,  but the new cups are funny lmao
@sterki@Sweet_Jenkins Environmental friendly solutions are widely accepted no matter what they look like.
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  • sterki
I like them generally but I dislike drinking frappuchinos from them 10
Still brandable. We will see people bragging in Instagram with their new baby gear  19
In my country, we got paper straw and it is a disaster.
I'm in the US.  I'm not aware of any other fast food franchises that have ditched plastic straws.  I'm super inspired by the efforts underway to catch/filter trash in major rivers before it reaches the ocean.  Makes great sense.  Learned about that project on youtube.

(03-04-2021, 11:35 AM)BerbQ Wrote: @sterki@Sweet_Jenkins Environmental friendly solutions are widely accepted no matter what they look like.
I totally understand your point. I just mean that it would look kind of funny. But I do not mean that if its funny then it is not acceptable.
damn..going green

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