Starbucks said the new strawless lids will first be implemented in Seattle and Vancouver in the third quarter of this year.
While recycling straws is impractical, the company said, the new lid is made from polypropylene and will be more easily processed by recyclers.
The coffee retailer will phase out single-use straws from its more than 28,000 locations, cutting out an estimated 1bn straws each year.
Plastic straws will soon be out at Starbucks.
The company is the latest to announce a ban on the straws as global awareness of ocean pollution and harm to marine life increases.
According to a press release, Starbucks will begin moving away from plastic straws and toward paper and compostable plastic this fall in stores in Seattle and Vancouver. Your drink will come with a recyclable lid, with sort of a sipping spout, or you'll use biodegradable straws made from environmentally friendly materials.
Straws have been a focal point for plastic waste activists, and for good reason: 500 million plastic straws are used every day in the USA alone.
"Not using a straw is the best thing we can do for the environment".
"Our biggest challenge is trying to locate alternative sources so we can satisfy the demand", said Laura Craven, the company's director of marketing. Plastic straws never completely decompose and can be harmful, even fatal, to animals that ingest them.
But, let's say-for the sake of argument-that as many as 500 million plastic straws are used in the USA every day.
In the United States, local governments are already putting similar restrictions into place. "We hope others will follow in [Starbucks'] footsteps".
"With eight million metric tons of plastic entering the ocean every year, we can not afford to let industry sit on the sidelines", said Nicholas Mallos, director of Ocean Conservancy's Trash Free Seas program in a statement.
Sarkisian, who is now the offensive coordinator for the Atlanta Falcons, sued USC for $30 million after he was sacked in 2015. The arbitrator ruled that he was dismissed due to breach of contract rather than a disability, according to the report.
China reported today (July 10) that she departed Beijing on a Finnair flight to Berlin late Monday night, citing unnamed sources. The first, Carl von Ossietzky, died of tuberculosis in Germany in 1938 while jailed for opposing Adolf Hitler's Nazi regime.
Decker said he sent four engineers to the cave site, and they assisted rescuers by boosting pumping power 40 per cent. Elon Musk has offered his assistance and has floated plans to save the soccer team stranded in a Thai cave network.
On the Twitter-like Sina Weibo site, the hashtag " Thai boys football team rescued" ranked 39th on Tuesday night in China. He said he would be leaving the mini submarine behind in Thailand "in case it may be useful in the future".
He spent six seasons in England, winning three Premier League titles, one Champions League title and one FA Cup. After nine years with the Spanish club, he will leave for the Italian side in a staggeringly massive deal.
Cooper Andrews ( The Walking Dead ) and Marta Milans ( Killer Women ) play foster parents Victor and Rosa Vasquez. Funnily enough, Captain Marvel was the original comic book name of Shazam before DC Comics changed the title.
There's not much to choose between the two sides: both have superb goalkeepers, strong defences and attacking talent in abundance. The FC Barcelona centre-back has a knee injury, and his availability will depend on a fitness test closer to kick-off.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the closure of the crossing will be followed by additional measures. Israel will also severely limit the ability of Palestinians to fish off the coast of the Gaza Strip.
China raises tariffs on optical fiber materials
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Chris Froome faces early test
BMC Racing team in the third stage of the Tour de France . "There was way too much wind for me", said the slightly-built Porte. Their victory also helped Belgian team-mate Greg van Avermaet into the tour leaders yellow jersey.
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Prince Harry and Meghan visit Republic of Ireland
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All-Star Game Rosters Announced
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Orioles Have Received Seven Offers For Manny Machado
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How to Watch France-Belgium World Cup Semi Final 2018
France now flies into Sunday's final on a hot streak, having defeated Argentina, Uruguay and Belgium in the knockout stage. The FC Barcelona centre-back has a knee injury, and his availability will depend on a fitness test closer to kick-off.
France vs Belgium, World Cup semi-final
Even though France has a young team, they also have a very experienced player on the team, the goalkeeper , Hugo Lloris . The attacker has been crucial to Belgium's run to the semi-finals, providing two goals and two assists for his side.