Starbucks Is Eliminating All Plastic Straws—Here's How it Impacts Your Order

Updated 07/10/18

Soon the days when your go-to Starbucks order will come with a single-use green plastic straw will be gone. The coffee chain has announced that it will eliminate plastic straws from all stores by 2020—a move that will prevent more than one billion straws going into landfill per year. 

While this is great news for the environment—half of all plastics produced every year are single-use—it has also left straw devotees unsure how it'll impact their order. Iced coffee will be served in a new cup that Money likens to an "adult sippy cup," dome-lid drinks like frappuccinos will come with paper or compostable plastic straws, and hot beverages remain unchanged. 

It's worth noting that Starbucks hasn't completely eliminated single-use plastic. Coffee cup lids and plastic iced beverage cups will still be sold, which are not biodegradable and contribute to landfills. Shop the reusable straws and cups below to cut your use of plastic altogether. 



FinalStraw Reusable Foldable Stainless Steel Straw Outdoor Portable Straw $7

This genius metal straw folds up into a portable case that fits in your purse or pocket. 

set of 8 glass straws
CB2 Set of 8 Glass Straws $12 $10

Prefer clear straws? Swap plastic for glass with these elevated straws from CB2. 

Set Of 4 Copper Straws
United By Blue Set of 4 Copper Straws $18

These copper straws each have a different engraving. 

QLL Reusable Silicone Drinking Straws $13

This set contains six silicone straws, two stainless steel straws, and three cleaning brushes. 

Kids Party Pro Plain White Paper Straws Bulk $11

Although still single-use products, these white paper straws are 100% biodegradable. 


Stainless steel thermos travel tumbler 350ml
Kinto Stainless steel thermos travel tumbler 350ml $38

This travel thermos is by Japanese label Kinto. 

Reusable coffee cup medium 340ml
Keepcup Reusable coffee cup medium 340ml $26

This handy glass and cork portable cup comes in multiple sizes for all coffee orders. 

MIIR Tumbler $18

MiiR's insulated cup keeps coffee iced-cold or boiling hot for hours. 

Insulated Stainless Steel Tumbler
Corkcicle Insulated Stainless Steel Tumbler $20

This Corkcicle travel thermos has a handy lid and comes in multiple colors. 

S'Well Teakwood 18-Ounce Stainless Steel Insulated Tumbler
S'well S'Well Teakwood 18-Ounce Stainless Steel Insulated Tumbler $30

Love S'well's water bottles? The cult brand also does cups. 

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