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Starbucks is banning straws - but is it really a big win for the environment?

23.07.2018
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The coffee giant has announced that it is phasing out straws. But are the new lids it's introducing actually any better? This month, Starbucks joined a growing movement to ban single-use plastic straws, announcing it would eliminate the items from its stores by 2020. In their place, the company will be introducing strawless lids, which have a sippable protrusion. It will also make alternative-material straws available. Starbucks already has strawless lids available in more than 8,000 of its North American stores. These were developed for its "Nitro" coffee beverages which have a creamy top and are best drunk without a straw. Now, however, the coffee chain will be making the Nitro lids standard for all cold beverages, most of which now come with straws. Cold beverages make up more than 50% of Starbucks's beverage mix, an increase from 37% just five years ago. Continue reading...
Zdroj: The Guardian

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