This week, Starbucks announced it’d be doing away with plastic straws by 2020. The idea of losing those iconic green drinking vessels sent a lot of people up in arms. Some argue the ban further disadvantages people with disabilities who, without plastic straws, would be unable to drink beverages independently. Others say the ban would hardly impact the world’s massive plastic problem and that Starbucks and other corporations aren’t doing enough to take responsibility.
Whatever your stance, one thing’s clear: Drinking a Frappuccino won’t feel the same come 2020.
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