Starbucks to Ban All Plastic Straws

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Starbucks is on its way to banning all plastic straws from their shops. Apparently, they will be replaced by “the strawless lid is made from polypropylene, a commonly-accepted recyclable plastic that can be captured in recycling infrastructure, unlike straws which are too small and lightweight to be captured in modern recycling equipment,” per The Guardian.

The famous coffee chain isn’t the only one to put an end to plastic straw use. McDonald’s in the U.K. also promised to do this and IKEA went a step further. The Swedish furniture store will ban all the signle-use plastic items like straws, plates, and garbage bags both from their stores and the accompanying restaurants.

Kroger, one of the largest grocery chains in the U.S., claims they will completely stop offering single-use plastic bags by 2025.