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September 10, 2020 - Environment & Energy Leader, Bake, Benzinga, MyVanCity, QSR

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Starbucks Releases Strawless Lids in US and Canada

The new strawless lid will become standard for Starbucks’ iced coffee, tea, espresso, and Refreshers line of cold drinks. Modeled after their hot drinks lid, the one for iced beverages has approximately 9% less plastic than a flat lid and straw, the company said.

“Unlike straws that cannot be recycled because of their size, the strawless lid made from polypropylene, meets the Association of Plastic Recyclers design guidelines for recyclability, and can be recycled in many markets in the US and Canada,” according to Starbucks.

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