Starbucks to ditch single-use plastic straws by 2020

9:52 AM ET Mon, 9 July 2018

The coffee giant announced Monday that it would eliminate single-use plastic straws from all of its cafes globally within the next two years. Instead, Starbucks will offer recyclable strawless lids and alternative-material straws, like paper or compostable plastic. The company already uses plastic lids nationally for some of its drinks like nitro cold brew and any beverages topped with cold foam.