plastic straws

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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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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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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Dreamstime
July 22, 2018 - 9:29 am
Plus Ultra By Parija Kavilanz (CNN Money) — People are turning against plastic straws. Christina Ramirez wants them to think about another piece of plastic they use every day — the toothbrush. The movement to ban plastic straws is being backed by big businesses like Starbucks and McDonald's. "I've...
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This March 24, 2018, file photo shows a sign in a Starbucks in downtown Pittsburgh.
AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File
July 09, 2018 - 9:46 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Starbucks will eliminate plastic straws from all of its locations within two years, citing the environmental threat to oceans. The company becomes the largest food and beverage company to do so as calls to cut waste globally grow louder. Plastic straws have become a flashpoint. A...
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The European Union is proposing bans on plastic products like cotton buds, straws, stirs and balloon sticks when alternatives are easily available in an attempt to cut marine litter.
AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File
May 28, 2018 - 11:48 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union has proposed banning plastic products like cotton buds, straws, stirs and balloon sticks when alternatives are easily available in an attempt to reduce litter spoiling beaches and ocean beds. The European Commission said its proposal would seek to cut marine...
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