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Starbucks has announced that all its coffee chains will bid farewell to plastic straws within two years to reduce pollution。 Starbucks headquarters in Seattle, Washington, has banned restaurants from offering plastic pipes since July 1, with a fine of $250 per violation。 A week after the ban was imposed, Starbucks said Thursday that it would implement all its stores in 2020 using biodegradable materials such as paper pipettes or special cup caps without pipettes。
Plastic pipettes are small and difficult to recycle. When rainwater and rivers flow into the ocean, they are easily eaten by marine organisms and endanger their health. In 2015, rescuers pulled a straw from a turtle's nasal cavity, and videos were widely distributed around the world, prompting people to think about ways to remove marine litter.
According to the Associated Press, plastic pipes account for about 4% of the world's plastic waste in terms of quantity and less in terms of weight. Every year, nearly 9 million tons of plastic waste flow into rivers and oceans worldwide, including about 2,000 tons of plastic pipes.
Although the proportion is not high, such single-use plastic products are more concerned because they are easier to "quit". Dennis Hardstey of the Australian Federal Organization for Scientific and Industrial Research, which specializes in plastic contamination, says the public is beginning to realize that some single-use plastic products are not daily necessities. According to environmental groups, the five most commonly used single-use plastic products are plastic bags, plastic bottles, take-out lunch boxes, take-out beverage cups and straws.
In addition to Seattle, New York and San Francisco are considering similar initiatives。
三分pk拾McDonald's said it plans to replace paper pipettes in Britain and Ireland by the end of 2019 and try out non-plastic pipettes in some stores in the United States. By 2025, it will completely renew disposable tableware such as Happy Set boxes and soda cups into renewable materials or other environmentally friendly materials.
The Associated Press reports that it will take some time for plastic tableware such as straws to be completely replaced, as environmentally friendly alternatives may not be able to ensure adequate supply at this stage. Empire Dede, a New Jersey catering distributor, told the Associated Press that demand for non-plastic straws has risen sharply in recent months. "The biggest challenge is to find alternative sources to meet demand," said Laura Craven, director of marketing.