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With plastic bag recycling difficult, Washington ponders ban at stores – and fees for paper bags

Under the proposal, customers could purchase paper or reusable plastic bags for a dime each. Cities with a bag ordinance already in place would be required to adopt the state’s …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 4, 2018, 5:17 p.m.

L.A. plans to make plastic straws available only on request

The city of Los Angeles took a step Tuesday toward limiting the availability of single-use plastic straws in restaurants, joining the state and a slew of smaller cities that have …


UPDATED: Mon., July 9, 2018, 9:04 p.m.

Starbucks, some Spokane coffee shops switching to eco-friendly straws

The Seattle megachain of coffee shops has begun to stop offering plastic straws and is providing recyclable strawless lids at locations in Washington and Oregon. That includes a downtown Spokane …


The last straw? Starbucks pledges to eliminate plastic straws globally by 2020

Starbucks says it will become the largest food and beverage retailer to commit to eliminating plastic straws, a change it says it will complete by 2020.


Starbucks recalls stainless-steel straws on reports of cuts

Starbucks is recalling stainless-steel straws it sold in its stores and online after three reports of children suffering “mouth lacerations” while using them.