Starbucks to Eliminate Plastic Straws

Starbucks to Eliminate Plastic Straws

Did you know that over 500,000,000 single-use, plastic straws are used in the U.S.A. every day? Although they offer drinkers convenience, plastic straws cannot be recycled properly due to their size and weight and are common pollutants found in the ocean and in landfills. As we understand the impact plastic is having on the environment, businesses must learn to change their model. Can Starbucks' recent announcement to ban plastic straws help influence other businesses to change their ways?