For some Starbucks drinkers, the companys new strawless lid may look familiar.
Straws made with alternative materials like paper and compostable plastic will be provided with Frappuccinos, as well as upon request by customers.
Seattle and Vancouver, BC will be the first cities to sip on their iced drinks without straws, with other locations launching the new lids through 2020. Seattle is believed to be the first major US city to ban single-use plastic straws and utensils in food service, according to the Seattle Public Utilities.
In a statement, CEO Kevin Johnson called the move away from plastic straws a "significant milestone" in the company's sustainability efforts.
Instead, Starbucks cups will have a strawless lid or an alternative-material straw option available.
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Starbucks announced Monday that it will stop using plastic straws at all of its stores worldwide.
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Earlier this year, Taiwan announced an ambitious plan to ban single-use plastic items like straws, cups and shopping bags by 2030.
A number of local governments have recently passed legislation restricting the use and distribution of plastic straws.
McDonald's recently said it would switch to paper straws in the United Kingdom and Ireland by next year, and test alternatives to plastic straws in some USA locations.
"With eight million metric tons of plastic entering the ocean every year, we can not afford to let industry sit on the sidelines", he said in a statement.