From The Trussville Tribune staff reports
SEATTLE, Wash. — Starbucks is joining restaurants around the world to eliminate straws in an effort to make an environmental impact.
Starbucks made an announcement this month stating they have designed, developed and manufactured a strawless lid, which will become the standard for all iced coffee, tea and espresso beverages.
The lid is currently available in more than 8,000 stores in the U.S. and Canada for select beverages including Starbucks Draft Nitro and Cold Foam.
To all of the Frappuccino sippers, no need to fret. Starbucks will begin offering straws made from alternative materials – including paper or compostable plastic – for Frappuccino® blended beverages, available by request.
“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,” said Kevin Johnson, president and chief executive officer for Starbucks.
The no straw initiative is expected to take full affect by 2020.