Did you know that earlier this month Starbucks began ofering only cold beverages in cups with strawless lids? This applied to all of its outlets in the United States in Canada. Thus getting rid of plastic straws in an attempt to reduce plastic waste. The change began on September 10th, 2020 and its a step in the right direction.

Back in 2018, Starbucks announced that it would start phasing out plastic straws. It turns out this meant designing a straw-less lid, which was trialed in the US and Canada in 2019. But the lid isn’t just about being straw-less. The new lids have approximately 9% less plastic that the usual plastic flat lid and straw used for cold beverages.

This lid will be used for almost all iced beverages sold in Starbucks stores such as iced coffee, tea, espresso, and the beverages in Starbucks Refreshers range.

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