Starbucks announced on Monday it will phase out plastic straws at over 28,000 company operated and licensed shops by 2020.
But you won’t have to apply your lips directly to the side of a cup. Starbucks will instead offer a new strawless lid or straws made from plastic alternatives to fulfill your drinking desires.
Starbucks expects the change to eliminate over a billion plastic straws each year. The strawless lid is a big part of the coffee chain’s plans. It looks like a modified version of the sippy cups that are popular drinking utensils for toddlers. The lid is already available for certain cold drinks in 8,000 US Starbucks stores.