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Do you agree with Starbucks' decision to get rid of plastic straws?

Starbucks announced it will phase out the use of disposable plastic straws globally by 2020 and instead use "new recyclable strawless lids and alternative-material straw options." Advocates say plastic waste is "one of the greatest environmental challenges facing the world," and Starbucks' ban on plastic straws is a good thing. But others argue the plastic straw ban has unintended consequences for people with disabilities, and who wants to drink a Frappuccino out of a sippy cup? What do you think? ♻️

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Starbucks plans to eliminate the use of plastic straws by 2020 and instead use "strawless lids" and "alternative-material straw options."

Starbucks Coffee Company announced it will eliminate single-use plastic straws from its more than 28,000 company operated and licensed stores by making a strawless lid or alternative-material straw options available, around the world. Starbucks, the largest food and beverage retailer to make such a global commitment, anticipates the move will eliminate more than one billion plastic straws per year from Starbucks stores.
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Many applauded Starbucks environmentally-friendly decision. Municipalities across the globe have taken steps to reduce plastic waste by banning plastic bags, so why not add plastic straws to the list? 

Plastic straws are just wasteful. They are unnecessary for most beverage consumption, and with paper and metal alternatives, it seems like a totally reasonable place to cut back.

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Supporters also believe Starbucks is setting an example that other companies should follow.

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But others argue the ban on plastic straws is short-sided and ripe with unintended consequences. Paper and metal straws are more expensive than plastic straws, so switching over would hurt small businesses.

Additionally, many people with disabilities rely on plastic straws as essential tools for food and drink consumption. What may seem frivolous or unnecessary to some is crucial to others.

Utensils such as plastic straws serve an essential role in the daily lives of some people with physical disabilities, helping them with to eat and drink. They are also used as tools to exercise the lungs. Plastic straws are particularly important for disabled people because they are flexible, cheap and widely accessible.
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And seriously, who wants to drink a Frappuccino out of a sippy cup?

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Do you agree with Starbucks' decision to get rid of plastic straws?
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