# straws

By April’s Free Cone Day, all the spoons will be wooden
It is estimated that more than 500 million single-use plastic straws are used and thrown away every day in the United States
They’re the largest food retailer to ditch straws so far
The last straw? Washington state’s biggest city hopes to decrease waste by using compostable options
But what alternative materials will be tested?
'New Yorkers need to know and understand that plastic isn’t the only type of straw available'
Prime Minister Theresa May announced a government initiative on April 19
The chain is keeping its word on using more sustainable packaging
‘You can use steel products, or edible straws… or maybe you just don’t need to use straws at all’