Earlier this month I joined local politicians and fellow environmentalis on the steps of City Hall to rally for our wish to ban the plastic straws, amongst other unnecessary things, in San Francisco. Our wish has now been voten unanimously in our favor and the city has determined to ban straws, stirrers and other plastic utensils from San Francisco restaurants and vendors. Hooray!!
SEATTLE; July 9, 2018 – Today, Starbucks Coffee Company (NASDAQ: SBUX) announced it will eliminate single-use plastic straws from its more than 28,000 company operated and licensed stores by making a strawless lid or alternative-material straw options available, around the world. Starbucks, the largest food and beverage retailer to make such a global commitment, anticipates the move will eliminate more than one billion plastic straws per year from Starbucks stores.