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Are these companies guilty of greening their plastic straws? – The Motley fool

Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX) is the largest food and beverage company that has so far jumped on the latest feel-good environmental pull: the ban on plastic straws. It will replace Sippy Cup lids and straws from alternative materials at its 28,000 company-owned and licensed stores, which are estimated to eliminate more than 1 billion plastic straws per year from its operations. …

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Paper straws draw attention locally | Local

They are customizable, biodegradable and popular among restaurants that strive to be eco-friendly. Restaurants across the country are starting to shift from disposable plastic drinking straws to paper alternatives, and it helps to grow a Fort Wayne firm at a surprising rate. But switching to paper straws could have unintended consequences for people with disabilities. There is a concern in …

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Paper straws on the beaches, restaurants in Naples, Marco

Buy Photo Eco-friendly straws on Thursday, June 28, 2018 at True Food Kitchen in North Naples. The corn-plastic straws are compostable in compostable composting facilities (Photo: Katie Klann / Naples Daily News) Buy Photo You can buy one in almost every restaurant, and kids love it when they lose a tooth So they can use one between her teeth. Straws, …

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Seattle becomes the newest city to ban plastic straws and utensils

Sculpture and other debris line a Kentucky estuary. If you're using plastic straw or plastic utensils in Seattle, get ready to pay. A ban came into force on Sunday that banned these special straws and utensils "All food service companies, including restaurants, grocery stores, delis, cafes, food trucks and institutional cafeterias." Violations are subject to a fine of $ 250. …

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Seattle prohibits plastic straws and utensils

Looking for a straw to drink your lemonade? If you're in Seattle, you're out of luck. Urban ban on plastic straws and utensils in bars and restaurants took effect on Sunday, in the last push to reduce waste and prevent marine plastic pollution. According to Seattle Public Utilities, Seattle is considered the first large city in the US to ban …

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Seattle becomes the first major US city banning straws

In a single sip, Seattle became the first major US city to ban drinking straws on Sunday, an environmentally friendly move from which heads of state expect a nationwide discussion on small, everyday changes to protect the planet] A decade ago, the city passed a decree that all disposable foods should be compostable or recyclable, according to Seattle Times . …

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Seattle becomes the first major US city banning straws

In a single sip, Seattle became the first major US city to ban drinking straws on Sunday an environmentally friendly move from which heads of state expect a nationwide debate on small, everyday changes to protect the planet In a decade, the city passed a regulation requiring the Seattle Times to classify all disposables as compostable or recyclable. But straw …

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EU ban on plastic straws and sticks to reduce marine litter

BRUSSELS – The European Union has proposed banning plastic products such as cotton swabs, straws, foreheads and balloon sticks when alternatives are readily available to reduce stray beaches and seabeds. The European Commission said its proposal would try to shred the marine litter in two halves for the ten most prominent commodities and avoid environmental damage estimated at over $ …

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Europe plans to phase out plastic cutlery, straws and more

Europe proposes a ban on disposable plastic items such as cutlery, straws and cotton swabs to cleanse the oceans. The European Commission wants to ban 10 items that make up 70% of all waste in EU waters and beaches. The list also includes plastic plates and beverage stirrers. The draft rules were presented on Monday but have to be approved …

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