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Starbucks, Citing Ocean Threat, Is Ditching Plastic Straws

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 week after its hometown banned plastic drinking straws and utensils, the Seattle company said Monday that by 2020, it will be using straws made from biodegradable materials like paper and specially...

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