“Coffee giant Starbucks Corp. has rolled out strawless lids for all iced beverages at its stores across the U.S. and Canada as part of its efforts to phase out plastic straws globally to reduce its environmental footprint. It has been testing the new lightweight and recyclable strawless lids in these markets over the past year.
Starbucks said the new lids will be the new standard for all iced coffee, tea, espresso, and Starbucks Refreshers beverages at all Starbucks-operated and licensed stores in these regions. This could lead to the elimination of one billion plastic straws globally per year. However, Straws will also remain available in stores for customers upon request.
The Starbucks designed, developed, and manufactured strawless lids are modeled after the lid customers get with Starbucks hot drinks. It has approximately nine percent less plastic than the flat lid and straw used for the iced beverages.”
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