Today Starbucks announced they'll be ditching straws by 2020. While we find it difficult to celebrate anything in relation to Starbucks as they continue their relationship with conflict palm oil and partnership with Maxim (the largest retailer of shark fin soup in Hong Kong), it is definitely a time to celebrate the growing strides the anti-plastic movement is making. More and more people are becoming aware of this issue and becoming vocal enough about it to cause a multi-billion dollar corporation to make a change like this. That's a big deal!
Starbucks may have missed the mark on this one, switching out plastic straws for plastic lids and still continuing to utilize single-use plastic for the rest of their items, BUT we are getting larger and louder! So keep pushing forward! #justkeepswimming!