Starbucks is getting rid of plastic straws from its stores worldwide


Huge news! 

Starbucks announced recently that by 2020, it will no longer offer plastic straws at any of its stores.

By redesigning cups and lids for cold drinks, the company will eliminate more than 1 billion plastic straws each year, it said. Starbucks will invest instead in biodegradable "alternative-material straw options."

Starbucks say that strawless lids will become the standard for all iced coffee, tea and espresso drinks.

The new designs look kind of like sippy cups tbh! 

Frappuccino drinks will be served with the new eco-friendly straws, but customers may request the other cups if they'd prefer no straw at all.

A spokesperson told BuzzFeed News that cold drinks now account for 50% of all Starbucks beverage sales, and "as customers show increased concern for the greater issue of waste, we know that what they’re drinking is as important as how they’re drinking it."