Environmental activists have been pressuring businesses to ditch plastic straws because they can end up in the ocean and hurt marine life.
The company also says that "alternative-material straws - including paper or compostable plastic - will be rolled-out for Frappuccino blended beverages, and available by request for customers who need a straw, pending successful pilots that are underway".
The coffee giant said Monday that it will replace the ubiquitous plastic straw with recyclable "strawless lids", as well as straws made from biodegradable materials, as part of a no-plastic-straws movement that has gained momentum in recent years. It will be implemented in Seattle and Vancouver beginning this fall, the company said. Some offer more environmentally friendly alternatives, such as straws made of paper, bamboo, steel, even Twizzlers.
Prince Louis's christening to take place in the Chapel Royal
Mary's Hospital in Paddington, London , just like his big brother Prince George , four, and big sister Princess Charlotte , three. However both the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh are to miss Prince Louis' christening, Buckingham Palace has confirmed.
Thai cave rescue: First of the trapped boys emerge
The next phase of the rescue operation to free the eight boys and their 25-year-old soccer coach will begin in 10 to 20 hours. On July 4, Thai navy SEALS released video of the boys who appeared to be in good spirits despite the harrowing conditions.
Other companies have been ditching plastic straws as bans on the item have gone into place. Similar proposals are being considered elsewhere, including NY and San Francisco.
Starbucks is among several major companies that have announced measures to cut plastic waste.
The strawless lids will begin to appear in Seattle and Vancouver Starbucks this fall, with phased rollouts within the USA and Canada to follow next year. In February, Dunkin' Donuts said that it would eliminate polystyrene foam cups from its stores by 2020. Starbucks announced it plans on removing plastic straws from its 28,000 stores by 2020. Straws add up to about 2,000 tons of the almost 9 million tons of plastic waste that ends up in waters around the globe each year.
Singh was dumped on the streets 45 minutes later with horrific internal injuries, and died 13 days later in a Singapore hospital. The case put the treatment of women in India in the global spotlight and led to heavier sentences for sex crimes.
But when asked a second time, the official said Trump is not expected to threaten troop withdrawals in Germany or elsewhere. Separately, doubts about Trump's commitment to European security has pushed EU leaders to boost defense cooperation.
Symptoms include coughing up blood, fever, chills, night sweats, shortness of breath, chest pains, weight loss and fatigue. Two percent are extensively drug-resistant, meaning they can resist almost every available antibiotic in modern use.
Pompeo said he did not meet Kim on his latest visit to Pyongyang, as he had twice before, and he had not anticipated doing so. The accusation came after Pompeo visited Pyongyang and declared that the talks were productive.
Scotland Yard is investigating six allegations against Spacey , 58, five of sexual assault and one of assault. House of Cards season 6 is expected to bring the curtain down on Netflix's hit drama this fall.
Adding fuel to the rumour fire, William's co-star Lena Headey, who plays Cersei, commented on the post with the word "Queen". Maisie Williams has made a bloodstained farewell to Belfast after finishing her stint on Game of Thrones .
Trent was able to play 19 minutes for the Blazers, the most of any bench player and clearly took advantage of his opportunity. Knox lead the way for NY , going for 22 points and eight rebounds, both team highs.
Thousands of fans have gathered in Moscow to welcome back the Russian team after its narrow loss in the World Cup quarterfinals. "I hope we have turned the situation for the better", a seemingly proud Cherchesov said after their quarter-final defeat.
Ten killed in Turkish train accident
According to reports, the train was travelling from Uzunkopru to Instanbul and came off the rails in the Tekirdag Corlu district. Six of the carriages derailed, local media reported. "Many of those injured have been taken off the site", Mehmet Ceylan said.
Rohit ton, Pandya career-best give India T20I honours
England had a good opportunity to amass a huge total, but India fought back after the twin dismissals of the English openers. KL Rahul brilliant who scored brilliant century in the first match failed to perform in the second match just adding 6 runs.
Federer, Nadal on course to set up summit clash
Adrian Mannarino came through in five sets against Daniil Medvedev , winning 6-4 6-3 4-6 5-7 6-3 to set up a clash with Federer. Zverev also erased a 2-1 deficit three times to reach the quarterfinals of the French Open, his best result at a Grand Slam.
Google’s Duplex AI could kill the call center
Suddenly the world was anxious that people in the future would not know whether they were talking to humans or machines. The company this afternoon denied The Information's report on "very early stage" testing of Duplex for call centers.
Tropical Storm Chris could become hurricane
According to the 5:00 a.m. advisory, the center of Tropical Storm Beryl was located near latitude 13.7 North, longitude 56.0 West. Virgin Islands - all places that are expected to be drenched with several inches of rain in the coming days thanks to Beryl.
Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin are engaged, report says
On Saturday the Bieb's mom, Pattie Mallette , tweeted " Love Love Love Love Love Love Love " with no further explanation. The former Disney star ended things with her ex-boyfriend The Weeknd back in October after ten months of dating.