THE LAST STRAW! Your Support Got Starbucks to Eliminate Plastic Straws

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You never know what it will take to get a big corporation’s attention. So you have to keep the pressure on. Starbucks shareholders did just that when they voted strongly in favor of this year’s As You Sow resolution pressing the company to phase out plastic straws.

Shortly after the vote, Starbucks announced plans to eliminate 3 billion single-use plastic straws by 2020! And it’s funding development of a sustainable paper cup. Obviously, the company felt pressured to act – exactly the point of the shareholder resolution.

Thank you for all you do. Your voice and your gift are the reasons for this progress.

AsYouSowWinter 2018