Ban plastic straws from Starbucks

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sofie paternite
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As plastic straws affecting marine life has become a prominent issue in today's society, it is clear to me that plastic straws have no place in one of America's most popular chains. Strawless lids were brought to Starbucks as a new environmentally friendly alternative, and I am confused as to why these coverings have not fully replaced plastic straws yet. Made of polypropylene, these lids can be widely recycled, and will be a major factor in the future of helping marine life survive, as well as decrease ocean pollution. "Eliminating" entails recycling the plastic straws, as well as possibly donating them to various environmentally friendly clothing companies to remake into clothing and accessories. Starting out by banning these products in New Jersey in the Maplewood and South Orange Starbucks locations could potentially start a nationwide revolution. Let's work together to help the environment!