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    Starbucks is eliminating plastic straws from all stores

    http://money.cnn.com/2018/07/09/news...aws/index.html

    Starbucks is eliminating plastic straws from all stores

    The coffee company announced Monday that it will phase out plastic straws from all of its stores by 2020.

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    To eliminate straws, Starbucks is transitioning from the flat, plastic lids that require them, to ones that feature a raised lip you can drink from. The new designs have drawn comparisons to an adult "sippy cup."

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    In a statement, CEO Kevin Johnson called the move away from plastic straws a "significant milestone" in the company's sustainability efforts.
    Pete (found one more reason not to partronize Starbucks)

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    Now let's see them eliminate those huge plastic iced-tea cups.

    skooly (agrees that paper straws suck)
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    Behold the Starbucks adult sippy cup:



    Pete (googled it)

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    There's more plastic in that lid than in multiple straws. I'm not sure they've understood the message.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ronny View Post
    There's more plastic in that lid than in multiple straws. I'm not sure they've understood the message.
    That isn't the complaint on straws -- apparently straws have a shape that lends to extensive problems for a variety of creates, getting stuck in turtles throats and killing them, for example.

    Plus they make the most obnoxious sound when someone slurps at the bottom of a mostly empty cup.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jester View Post
    That isn't the complaint on straws -- apparently straws have a shape that lends to extensive problems for a variety of creates, getting stuck in turtles throats and killing them, for example.

    Plus they make the most obnoxious sound when someone slurps at the bottom of a mostly empty cup.
    Yes, but if we just let natural selection work then in 50,000 years or so we would have turtles that could live on plastic straws!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Raceboy View Post
    Yes, but if we just let natural selection work then in 50,000 years or so we would have turtles that could live on plastic straws!
    Brilliant!
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    I'm willing to bet that if you look at the big picture, Starbucks is making money on this.

    Pete (is too cynical to take them at face value)

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