2. There Is A Growing Trend Away From Plastic Straws
By 2018, most major companies, multiple American cities, and even Tom Brady have pledged to stop using plastic straws. Many cities have passed plastic straw bans due to the abundance of straws being dumped into the ocean and causing harm to the environment. The first US city to ban straws, Seattle, also banned plastic utensils as well. This huge movement is being noticed by the masses and there’s no reason to believe it will fade.
Also in 2018, HUGE news was announced when Starbucks pledged to rid of plastic straws by 2020. Starbucks, who currently has around 28,000 locations worldwide, has the ability to influence other restaurants of any size to follow suit. With this plan, Starbucks estimates they will eliminate the use of 1 billion plastic straws per year.