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Ditching plastic straws is a good start, but the world is still buried in garbage

Published: 
Mon, 07/16/2018 - 5:35pm

Environmentalists praised Starbucks’ announcement this week that it will stop using plastic straws within two years, and it’s indeed a laudable move.

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Starbucks To Eliminate Plastic Straws From All Of Its Stores By 2020

Published: 
Fri, 07/13/2018 - 8:27am

Starbucks has announced it is eliminating plastic straws from its stores worldwide over the next two years, an environmental measure that it said will remove more than a billion plastic straws annually from its stores.

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American Airlines Joins Efforts To Eliminate Plastic Straws, Stirrers

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Thu, 07/12/2018 - 4:38pm

American Airlines announced Tuesday that it is joining global corporate and government efforts to reduce plastic waste by removing plastic straws from its airport lounges, the first of several planned steps.

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These Indian fishermen take plastic out of the sea and use it to build roads

Published: 
Fri, 07/06/2018 - 1:04pm

Every one of India’s 1.3 billion people uses an average 11kg of plastic each year. After being used, much of this plastic finds its way to the Arabian Sea and Indian Ocean, where it can maim and kill fish, birds and other marine wildlife.

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McDonald’s to Switch to Paper Straws in Britain as Country Turns Against Plastic

Published: 
Mon, 06/18/2018 - 12:09pm

LONDON — The queen has backed efforts to curb the use of plastics. The Church of England has encouraged a similar push. The British government plans to legislate to require it.