Starbucks to eliminate plastic straws in all stores by 2020

Starbucks predicts that it will eliminate more than 1 billion straws yearly

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Starbucks announced Monday that it will stop using plastic straws at all of its stores worldwide.

The global coffee giant said that it plans to eliminate all single-use plastic straws by 2020, and will instead cap cold drinks with lids that do not require the use of a straw.

The company said in a release that paper or compostable straws will be available for customers upon request, and will be served with their Frappuccino blended drinks.

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