29 Jun '18, 3am

Compostable Straws Land in Seattle Starbucks Stores via @SbuxMel

Compostable Straws Land in Seattle Starbucks Stores via @SbuxMel

Your local Starbucks in the city of Seattle is now offering compostable straws. There may be a few non-compostable straws left, but by July 1, 2018, all straws inside Seattle Starbucks locations must be compostable. The reason for this is because Seattle law requires it: The City of Seattle requires all food service businesses to use recyclable or compostable packaging and serviceware instead of disposable serviceware . I would encourage Starbucks to adopt compostable straws in all their company-operated locations and encourage licensed stores to use compostable straws. It’s well document that plastic may eventually break down into micro plastic pieces, but that are oceans are turning into a ‘plastic soup’ from trillions of tons of micro plastic pieces . One estimate says that Starbucks uses 2 billion plastic straws per year . Seattle is not the only municipality requiring...

Full article: http://www.starbucksmelody.com/2018/06/28/compostable-str...

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