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The bendy plastic straw was originally used in hospitals and vital for people with disabilities

Anne Quito
The bendy plastic straw was originally used in hospitals and vital for people with disabilities

Starbucks announced plans to eliminate plastic straws in all its 28,000 outlets by 2020. Unveiling photographs of a new lid cup design today, the world’s largest beverage chain estimates that it will save a billion straws each year. Many sustainability experts and environment advocates cheered Starbuck’s planet-saving initiative as a significant milestone in the campaign…