Irrational environmentalism has a new target

The same movement that brought us ethanol has put plastic straws on the chopping block.

2018 has not been a good year for straws. The cities of Seattle and Vancouver have already banned them, and it looks…

Starbucks plans to replace the tried and true lid+straw for all beverages with the same lid they currently use for their nitro cold brew. If you've never ordered a nitro cold brew from Starbucks, the lid resembles a sippy cup and is also made of plastic. This move is a cause for concern among those with disabilities, but it also may not be very helpful for the environment. While these new, strawless lids yield only one piece of plastic waste instead of two, Reason recently reported that they actually use more plastic than the old lid and straw put together.