Starbucks said that it will begin using the strawless alternatives in Seattle and Vancouver stores by this fall, and expand to the USA and Canada, followed by other global locations, in fiscal year 2019.
By the fall, all cold coffee beverages in Seattle and Vancouver will be served with the same strawless lid now offered for the cold brew drinks.
Starbucks said the conversion will be complete by 2020. Ice-blended Frappuccinos, meanwhile, will be served with straws made of paper or compostable plastic. Vancouver will become the first Canadian city to do so in the fall of 2019.
Straws are a small contributor to the overall plastic problem, but they are an easy target since most people don't require a straw to consume a beverage. Similar proposals are being considered elsewhere, including NY and San Francisco. McDonald's said earlier this year that it would stop using plastic straws at all of its stores in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
Lyon boss comments on Nabil Fekir situation
It was great to see Jean-Michel Aulas yesterday at Istra (base camp) but we did not at all discuss my situation at Lyon . Nabil Fekir is still very keen to join a big club in Europe this summer, says Olympique Lyon manager Bruno Genesio .
Instead, Starbucks cups will have a strawless lid or an alternative-material straw option available.
WATCH: Plastic straw ban?
On Monday, the coffee giant became the latest company to denounce single-use plastic straws, revealing plans to ban them entirely from its stores worldwide by 2020.
A number of local governments have recently passed legislation restricting the use and distribution of plastic straws.
The mega coffee brand announced that it is slowly getting rid of plastic straws, and will serve iced drinks using a plastic lid with a teardrop-shaped opening in an effort to reduce waste and become more environmentally friendly.
"With eight million metric tons of plastic entering the ocean every year, we can not afford to let industry sit on the sidelines", said Nicholas Mallos, director of Ocean Conservancy's Trash Free Seas program in a statement.
In an interview with the BBC's political editor Laura Kuenssberg, Mr Davis said Mr Raab would be "very effective" in the post. On Friday, Davis and the rest of May's fractious Cabinet finally agreed on a plan for future trade ties with the EU.
Prince William , Kate, Prince George , Princess Charlotte , and Prince Louis will appear together for the first time. Many royal family fans may recognize the Archbishop because he also married Meghan Markle and Prince Harry in May.
It's a plastic strawless lid that will come to replace single-use plastic straws that now inundate its coffee shops. A number of restaurants and private establishments also have taken measures to curb their use of plastic straws.
Now some Conservatives who are pushing for a hard Brexit threaten that the prime minister could soon face a no-confidence vote. But it became the silence of others such as David Davis, which hinted at the uneasiness of the truce which had been agreed.
Mickelson has openly said that the two probably should have always gotten along this well, but they've "turned the corner". I think there would be a lot of interest in it if we just went straight to the final round.
He was promoted to a permanent seat last year and showed early signs of promise but that has somehow fizzled out this year. McLAREN have replaced sporting director Eric Boullier with former Cart champion and Indy 500 victor Gil de Ferran .
In a radio interview before the meeting, the prime minister condemned leaders who engage in anti-migrant rhetoric. A statement from Ford's office said Ottawa was responsible for the influx of asylum seekers.
The primary talking point of the session came just 14 minutes in when Hartley went off heavily into the barriers at Brooklands. The front wheel of his Toro Rosso auto skewed vertically and Hartley lost control of the vehicle .
Hierro, 50, has chose to "seek new horizons", according to the Spanish football federation (RFEF). Former Barcelona boss Luis Enrique is set to be named as Spain's new manager.
Students blackmailed Bihar girl with video
The students also recorded a video of the act and threatened her to make it viral if she reported the matter to anyone, he said. Soon after, other accused students also joined in along with the principal and two other teachers after the video was shared.
Ten killed, dozens injured in Turkey train derailment
Over the past few years, Turkish cities have been building high-speed rail lines to replace the country's ageing network. Another unnamed survivor told the private DHA news agency she was riding in one of the cars when it went off the tracks.
KL Rahul Makes Substantial Gain in the ICC T20I Rankings
Zaman, who was adjudged Man of the Match, scored a magnificent 91 off 46 balls before being dismissed by Jhye Richardson. Aaron Finch has named Pakistan's biggest threat ahead of Australia's T20 final matchup with the World No 1 side.