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    Starbucks officially nixes straws for iced drinks, debuts sippy cup lids | Food and Cooking

    The coffee company says it hopes to eliminate more than 1 billion plastic straws per year. In 2018, a number of cities throughout the United States began banning plastic straws. Starbucks’ nix of plastic straws comes as the coffee giant continues its sustainability efforts of doing away with “packaging and plastics that end up in landfills” in favor of increased recyclable materials for their drinks. That includes Starbucks’ coffee cup, which the company pledged last year to make more “green.” In 2017, Starbucks distributed 3.85 billion paper cups, which were not recycled in most places. Along with other food brands including McDonald’s, Yum! Brands, Coca-Cola and Wendy’s, Starbucks committed to…

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