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How important is a straw?
How important is a straw?
The small, unassuming drinking straw probably seems harmless. Don’t be fooled.

Starbucks, the largest coffee chain on the planet, distributes 3.5 billion straws around the world each year, which works out to be an incredible 110 straws every second!

That’s an environmental nightmare by itself. Add in 4 billion non-recyclable plastic-lined “paper” cups every year — 127 each second — and it becomes a disaster. Starbucks is part of the global plastic problem: tell the coffee giant to stop trashing our planet with plastic!

Those millions of Starbucks straws that get thrown away each day combine to form a real threat to our planet. But you along with millions of other Greenpeace supporters can act together to provide the solution.

B Trewin
Plastics Engagement Team, Greenpeace USA

P.S. On its website, Starbucks claims it’s been named “World’s Most Ethical Company” 11 years in a row. We must make Starbucks actually be ethical and switch to recyclables.

Posted on Sunday, February 25, 2018 (Archive on Sunday, March 18, 2018)
Posted by Jym St. Pierre   Contributed by Jym St. Pierre

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