Starbucks has announced that they want to globally eliminate plastic straws from their cafes by 2020.
And therefore, in one of the company’s first moves towards this goal, they have introduced a new cup for their cold brews.
Moving away from plastic straws, the cafe has created a “sippy cup” style lid to feature on all their cold brews and lemonades.
Here is what it looks like…
— Starbucks News (@Starbucksnews) July 9, 2018
The global coffee company has announced that this move will come with a reduction of one billion plastic straws from their stores throughout the world.
We’re removing plastic straws in our stores globally by 2020—reducing more than 1 billion plastic straws per year from our stores.
— Starbucks Coffee (@Starbucks) July 9, 2018
These straw-free cups will be slowly interdouced to stores throughout the year with no mention yet as to when we can expect them here in Ireland.
Customers have been calling on the chain to remove single use straws from their 28,000 stores for the past two years, with many envrionmental groups creating petitions and platforms to gain the company’s attention but now, it looks like wheels are finally in motion to become “straw-free” in all stores by this time two years.
Speaking on Starbucks official site, Nicholas Mallos, director of Ocean Conservancy’s Trash Free Seas program said:
“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. With eight million metric tons of plastic entering the ocean every year, we cannot afford to let industry sit on the sidelines.”