Thinking of quitting straws? This collapsible one will help.

Thinking of quitting straws? This collapsible one will help.Over the past few years, both restaurants and cities have begun to ban the use of plastic straws. Just a few weeks ago, Starbucks made headlines by announcing its plans to eliminate plastic straws by 2020.  SEE ALSO: 12 of the best espresso machines, according to online reviews Sure, the eradication of plastic straws is a major win for the environment, but a part of us is really going to miss ’em. How else are we expected to slurp fountain soda at a baseball game or devour our iced coffees in the summer without staining our teeth? Paper straws are a decent alternative, but they often get soggy after a few sips. And many of these straw bans overlook the needs of people with disabilities. Image: rawtronicsFor straw lovers, RAWTronics’ Collapsible Reusable Straw could be a good alternative. Made of reusable, BPA-free material, this option cuts down your plastic use but lets you drink your favorite beverage the old-fashioned way.  We know what you’re thinking: Carrying a straw to every bar, restaurant, or social gathering you go to sounds weird. But thanks to its innovative design, this straw folds into four pieces and fits nicely into a stainless steel carrying case, which makes it easy to slip into your purse or keep attached to your keys. And once you’ve downed your beverage of choice, you can wash out your straw with its accompany cleaner. Normally, RAWTronics’ staw is valued at $50, but it’s currently on sale for $25. Sure, $25 for a single straw is by no means cheap, but when you think about how much plastic you’ll save, it’s well worth the investment. Mother Nature will be proud. Image: RAWtronics Collapsible Reusable Straw With Cleaner & Case — $24.99 See Details


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Starbucks to ban plastics straws in all stores by 2020

  1. Starbucks to ban plastics straws in all stores by 2020  BBC News
  2. Banning plastic straws sounds annoying, but here’s why it’s a fight cities must win  Business Insider
  3. Starbucks is eliminating plastic straws from all stores  CNNMoney
  4. Today’s talker: Starbucks hopes to #StopSucking by moving away from plastic straws … to sippy cups  USA TODAY
  5. As The Anti-Plastic-Straw Trend Gains Speed, Starbucks Will Pull Plastic Straws Worldwide  Forbes
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Banning plastic straws sounds annoying, but here's why it's a fight cities must win

  1. Banning plastic straws sounds annoying, but here’s why it’s a fight cities must win  Markets Insider
  2. Starbucks plans to stop offering plastic straws by 2020  CBS News
  3. Starbucks to phase out single-use plastic straws for sippy cups, alternatives  ABC News
  4. As The Anti-Plastic-Straw Trend Gains Speed, Starbucks Will Pull Plastic Straws Worldwide  Forbes
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Starbucks to stop using plastic straws by 2020

Starbucks to stop using plastic straws by 2020Starbucks will eliminate plastic straws from all of its locations within two years, citing the environmental threat to oceans. The company becomes the largest food and beverage company to do so as calls to cut waste globally grow louder . Plastic straws have become a flashpoint. A week after its hometown banned plastic drinking straws and utensils, the Seattle company said Monday that by 2020, it will be using straws made from biodegradable materials like paper and specially designed lids. The company already offers alternative straws in Seattle. Other cities, like Fort Meyers, have banned plastic straws. Similar proposals are being considered in places like New York and San Francisco. Starbucks is banning plastic straws Credit: PA The waste issue is coming up in company boardrooms, though Starbucks is taking the lead among global companies on straws. In February, Dunkin’ Donuts said that it would eliminate polystyrene foam cups from its stores by 2020. McDonald’s shareholders voted down a proposal requesting a report on plastic straws in May. McDonald’s recently said it would switch to paper straws in the United Kingdom and Ireland by next year, and test alternatives to plastic straws in some U.S. locations. The burger chain said this year that it would use only recycled or other environmentally friendly materials for its soda cups, Happy Meal boxes and other packaging by 2025. While plastic drinking straws have become one of the more high-profile issues environmentally, they make up only about 4 percent of the plastic trash by number of pieces, and far less by weight. Straws add up to about 2,000 tons of the nearly 9 million tons of plastic waste that ends up in waters around the globe each year. The strawless lids will begin to appear in Seattle and Vancouver Starbucks this fall, with phased rollouts within the U.S. and Canada to follow next year. A global rollout of the strawless lids will follow, beginning in Europe where the will be used in select stores in France and the Netherlands, as well as in the United Kingdom. 


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Starbucks to phase out plastic straws as opposition to them grows

Starbucks to phase out plastic straws as opposition to them growsBy Alana Wise and Caroline Hroncich NEW YORK (Reuters) – Starbucks Corp said on Monday it will begin phasing out use of plastic straws at its restaurants by 2020, giving environmentalists a sizeable victory in their campaign to convince restaurants to abandon plastic utensils. The Seattle-based chain said it would eliminate single-use plastic straws globally at its 28,000 locations. Its announcement came just days after its hometown of Seattle barred plastic straws and utensils at restaurants, amid a broader global push to discourage the use of plastic straws and other one-time use plastics “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,” Starbucks Chief Executive Kevin Johnson said in a statement.


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Starbucks to phase out plastic straws as opposition to them grows

Starbucks to phase out plastic straws as opposition to them growsBy Alana Wise and Caroline Hroncich NEW YORK (Reuters) – Starbucks Corp said on Monday it will begin phasing out use of plastic straws at its restaurants by 2020, giving environmentalists a sizeable victory in their campaign to convince restaurants to abandon plastic utensils. The Seattle-based chain said it would eliminate single-use plastic straws globally at its 28,000 locations. Its announcement came just days after its hometown of Seattle barred plastic straws and utensils at restaurants, amid a broader global push to discourage the use of plastic straws and other one-time use plastics “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,” Starbucks Chief Executive Kevin Johnson said in a statement.


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