The coffee giant, Starbucks, recently announced that they are to permanently replace straws with "sippy cup" lids on all of their iced drinks. But will this actually help in the fight against climate change?
Keep scrolling to find out what people think of their idea...
Climate change is the phrase at the tip of everyone's tongues.Whether you believe in it, or you're delusional and you don't, we have to find ways to preserve the planet we're on.
Every day we're reminded that things aren't going to be so perfect forever......Not at the rate we're going anyway, so it is time to remove the rose-tinted glasses and address the destruction we've caused.
Some people have already started.Simple things like recycling or swapping out your manufactured diets for more natural alternatives, every little change helps. And it's not just us regular folk that are trying to do our bit. A lot of businesses are chipping in too.
Straw alternatives are the place to start.
via: Getty ImagesGiant francises such as McDonalds and Disney have banned the use of plastic straws and now have paper ones to accompany your drinks. Yeah, they might get a little soggy after a while, but who cares? You're saving the planet as you sip your milkshake (in a biodegradable cup, of course!)
Other restaurants have opted for other eco-friendly straws too...
via: Getty ImagesThe most popular being bamboo straws. Bamboo is 100% chemical-free while also being naturally anti-bacterial. It is also one of the most sustainable materials on the planet, so it's a win-win sitiation.
I mean, if you're looking for an eco-friendly way to drink your boba tea...
via: Getty ImagesThen bamboo is the way forward.
Then there was a new idea to take the world by storm...An idea we should have thought of a long time ago, but didn't.
Bars all across Italy decided to switch out their plastic and paper straws for something else...What comes to mind when you think of Italy? The Vatican? No... Pizza? You're getting warmer... Pasta? Bingo! The national delicacy has proved to be popular for more than just food purposes. Bucatini is a thin pasta that looks completely identical to a staw. It has a hole in the middle which means its perfect for sipping a mojito through.
Don't worry, there is a similar concept for our country too...
via: Getty ImagesStroodles is a staw company that makes its products out of wheat and water. Yes, all of it is vegan and 100% biodegradable, which means there are no downsides to it.