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Starbucks To Phase Out Plastic Straws By 2020


The Starbucks logo is seen outside a store in Philadelphia. (Kena Betancur/AFP/Getty Images)

The Starbucks logo is seen outside a store in Philadelphia. (Kena Betancur/AFP/Getty Images)

Starbucks announced Monday that by 2020 it will stop giving out single-use plastic straws, which contribute to ocean pollution. The change comes as a handful of companies are moving away from straws. The coffee chain gives out an estimated 1 billion straws a year, and will instead offer customers strawless lids.

Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson discusses the move with CBS News’ Jill Schlesinger (@jillonmoney), host of “Jill on Money” and the podcast “Better Off.”

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