6 Matching Annotations
  1. Feb 2019
    1. Starbucks to Stop Using Disposable Plastic Straws by 2020

      We as a group are curious is stop using plastic straws a good way to stop the pollution?

    2. The pressure to avoid disposable straws has created a market for reusable straws made of materials like paper, silicone, stainless steel, glass and bamboo.

      Many companies decide maybe they can create some reusable straws, such as the straws that are made of paper, silicone, bamboo....

    3. “Plastic straws are pretty small and lightweight, so when they’re going through the mechanical sorter, they’re often lost or diverted,” said Sam Athey, a plastics pollution researcher and member of the Plastic Ocean Project, a nonprofit based in Wilmington, N.C., that aims to reduce plastic use.That means plastic straws get tossed in the garbage, ending up in landfills and polluting the ocean.It takes “about 200 years for polypropylene plastic straws to break down under normal environmental conditions,” Ms. Athey said.

      This is the reasons why Starbucks decided to stop using plastic straws. Since people use more than 500 million straws per day, and it ends up polluting the ocean.

    4. 2020

      Starting from 2020, that's the time Starbucks going to stop using plastic straws.

    5. will stop using disposable plastic straws by 2020

      Starbucks has announced that they will stop using plastic straws by 2020.

    6. Starbucks

      Starbucks is going to take a action on protecting the environment.