A petition calling for Starbucks to refuse plastic straws has collected more than 68 thousand signatures. Starbucks begins to look at alternative solutions in order to abandon plastic straws used in UK coffee houses. The company is already testing the public's reaction to paper straws and products from biodegradable plastic. The announcement was made after an employee of Starbucks launched a petition calling on the employer to stop using plastic straws.
Stephanie Muttillo from New Jersey said that the coffee shop network has to take part in solving the plastic problem. "I would like to see how Starbucks, the company I work for, helps to reduce the negative impact of mankind on the planet. Plastic straw are too easy to process, and often made of the same plastic as polystyrene, that is not subject to recycling. While there are many alternatives to plastic straws. Many companies have already started using paper or biodegradable items"- she explained.