Starbucks ditches plastic straws

SEATTLE, Wash. (CNN) – Pretty soon, you won’t be able to sip that Starbucks iced coffee or frappuccino through a plastic straw. The coffee giant says it’s getting rid of all plastic straws by 2020.

The phase-out elimination was announced Monday. Starbucks will replace the straws with new lids that have a raised lip for sipping. Some have described the new lid as an adult sippy cup.

Starbucks will also have eco-friendly straws made from paper or compostable plastic.

The company says the change will eliminate more than a billion plastic straws per year.

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