plastic straws

Plastic straw with a knot, inside a glass beaker
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June 12, 2019 - 4:00 am
By Amy E. Feldman, Judge Technology Solutions PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — An eBay seller offered a “super rare” McDonald's plastic straw for sale in the UK last month for £1,000. In Britain, McDonalds has begun to eliminate the use of plastic straws. So, the seller encourages would-be bidders to...
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Whole Foods
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May 20, 2019 - 11:55 am
By Jordan Valinsky, CNN Business (CNN) — Responding to customers' demands, Whole Foods is ramping up its war on disposable plastic. The Amazon-owned company announced Monday that will stop offering plastic straws across all of its 500 stores in the United States, the United Kingdom and Canada...
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Guiness multipack use
Diageo
April 15, 2019 - 1:18 pm
By Gianluca Mezzofiore, CNN Business (CNN) — Guinness is ditching plastic ring containers and shrink wrap in its beer multipacks. The parent company of the Irish brand, Diageo, announced Monday that it will replace plastic with 100% recyclable and biodegradable cardboard. The change also applies to...
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A man attacked a McDonald's employee over a straw
Courtesy of Brenda Biandudi
January 03, 2019 - 10:24 am
By Christina Zdanowicz, CNN (CNN) -- A new plastic straw law had unexpected consequences when a man lashed out at a worker at a fast food chain. The Florida man had just received his order at a McDonald's in St. Petersburg on Monday evening. He became upset when there weren't any plastic straws out...
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Pat Loeb | KYWNewsradio
Pat Loeb
October 20, 2018 - 10:00 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- A Pennsylvania state senator plans to introduce a bill designed to sharply reduce the use of plastic straws. Sen. Daylin Leach says the ratio of a plastic straw's usefulness to its environmental impact demands rethinking the product. “These single use plastic straws...
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This foldable metal straw raised nearly $2 million on Kickstarter. Disgusted by finding discarded plastic straws on beaches, Emma Cohen helped bring an environmentally-friendly alternative to the market.
Courtesy Emma Cohen
September 12, 2018 - 2:34 pm
By Parija Kavilanz (CNN Money) -- Well before Starbucks got around to banning them, Emma Cohen was on a mission to rid the planet of plastic straws. Throughout her childhood, she had shown an early interest in protecting the environment. As an undergrad at the University of California, Santa...
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Dreamstime
Kristen Johanson
August 13, 2018 - 4:23 pm
ATLANTIC COUNTY, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — Atlantic County has banned single-use plastic bags and straws inside its parks. The ban officially went into effect Monday. Visitors who violate the new policy will be issued a warning through August of next year. After that, the county will ticket people to...
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Dreamstime
Lynne Adkins
July 29, 2018 - 11:00 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Starbucks, Disney and American Airlines are just a few companies planning to phase out plastic straws, but that may not be as helpful as you may think. Many people with physical disabilities have difficulty grasping cups and mugs and use plastic straws to make...
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Disney Magic Kingdom
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July 26, 2018 - 6:37 pm
By Lindsey Ellefson (CNN) - - The Walt Disney Company plans to eliminate single-use plastic straws and plastic stirrers at all Disney-owned and operated locations by the middle of 2019, the company announced Thursday in a news release. Disney's ban on plastic straws follows similar decisions from...
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Plastic pollution
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Ian Bush
July 24, 2018 - 11:46 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia-based global food service company Aramark has announced a commitment to "significantly reduce" disposable plastics over the next four years. Plastic straws and stirrers will be first to go, "where possible," starting this September. Aramark says it will...
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