McDonalds had them restricted behind the counter for a few months and people had to specifically ask for them. Now they are back to handing them out automatically with every meal.A month later, Starbucks is still giving straws with their iced drinks as always. Has anyone noticed any change in restaurants giving out straws?
Yet plastic cups, plastic bottles and plastic bags still abound.Update:
21 November 2019
Chau plastic straws: effective this Friday they will be banned throughout the City of Buenos Aires
Desde el viernes 22 de noviembre queda prohibido el uso, entrega y distribución de los sorbetes en la Ciudad de Buenos Aires.la100.cienradios.com
The measure reaches 4 and 5 star hotels, shopping centers, spaces with capacity for more than three hundred people, "boliches" and all types of shops where drinks are sold.
"Arcos Dorados" is the largest McDonald's franchise and who operates in Argentina delivering a large amount of plastic straws to customers. Its director of Social Commitment and Sustainable Development, Gabriel Serber, commented on the measure: "This is a clear example of how we can take advantage of the size of our brand."
He added: “The responsibility assumed with the environment is part of our values as a company and we will continue to develop it; while we seek to convey a message that transcends our restaurants. With this type of initiatives we teach millions of people the importance of small habits friendly to the planet, so that we are all part of the solution ”.
Starbucks Olleros yesterday handed out Paper board/Carton straws, these safe Straws used for juices become flaccid after a while and then break...?A month later, Starbucks is still giving straws with their iced drinks as always. Has anyone noticed any change in restaurants giving out straws?