In the United States, local governments are already putting similar restrictions into place.
A week after its hometown banned plastic drinking straws and utensils, the Seattle company said Monday that by 2020, it will be using straws made from biodegradable materials like paper and specially designed lids.
Still, those who support limiting plastic straws say they are generally unnecessary and a ban is symbolically important.
"Plastic straws that end up in our oceans have a devastating effect on species", said Erin Simon, director of sustainability research & development and material science at World Wildlife Fund, US, in a statement.
The company said it is the largest food and beverage retailer to make such a commitment-a decision that will eliminate more than 1 billion plastic straws per year from its stores. "We hope others will follow in [Starbucks'] footsteps". Straws add up to only about 2,000 tons of the almost 9m tons of plastic waste that hits waters each year.
Brent crude futures LCOc1 fell 25 cents, or 0.3 percent, to $77.14 per barrel by 0317 GMT from their last close, Reuters said . Shares of top oil marketing companies led the gains on NSE index, as US-China trade war fears weighed on oil prices.
Hurst added: 'Where we are today, I would say, categorically, quite clearly, we can win it, without a shadow of doubt'. It's about performing and getting better, and the more games you play the better you become.
But because of the market, plastic utensils and straws have been exempted in Seattle's ban until now, the newspaper reported. San Luis Obispo requires single-use straws only be provided in restaurants, bars and cafes when customers ask for them.
Syrian state outlets published a video of a flash in dark sky, claiming it showed the air defences responding to the bombardment. But Syrian government officials repeatedly said that the targeted areas are Syrian bases and the soldiers killed were Syrians.
Lekwijit wrote , "My friend Sam who is a stutterer stuttered on his name when ordering a coffee at Starbucks ". Starbucks says an employee in Philadelphia has been fired after allegedly mocking a customer with a stutter .
The primary talking point of the session came just 14 minutes in when Hartley went off heavily into the barriers at Brooklands. When the session restarted with 30 minutes on the clock, only five drivers had set a lap time.
Warframe on Nintendo Switch is happening, meaning you'll be able to play one of the best free games on the handiest console. Panic Button recently teased that it is working on a major Switch port and that the title would be announced this month.
All attackers dead as Somali ministry siege ends
Journalists say al-Shabab fighters stormed the ministry of the interior and national security after detonating two auto bombs. It was blamed for the October truck bombing that killed more than 500 people in the deadliest attack in the country's history.
Cheers and Fears of China's Tech Listing Boom
In the case of Xiaomi , it was valued at 39.6 times its 2018 earnings, another measure of profitability. Aside from global market concerns, investors are said to have been unsure of Xiaomi's ecosystem story.
Robin Wright led the charge to save 'House Of Cards'
In Season 5 of " House of Cards ", Wright's Claire Underwood replaced Spacey's Frank Underwood as president after he resigns. The sixth season, which will include just eight episodes, will be the show's last.
Dogs arrived from Siberia, left cancerous tumour behind
They compared the genomic signatures from 71 mitochondrial and seven nuclear genomes of ancient North American and Siberian dogs . All of these tumours are clones - genetically highly similar to one another but genetically distinct from their hound hosts.
General BREAKING: Hierro leaves Spain coaching role 5 hours ago
The former Real Madrid defender also stepped down from his position as sporting director for the national team on Sunday morning. Lopetegui became Spain manager in 2016 following Vicente del Bosque's retirement, and remained unbeaten through his reign.
Vale Kylie Jenner's lip fillers
When she was just 17, Kylie opened up on her decision to have the procedure done after being self-conscious over her thin lips. Having "tiptoed around the truth" on usage of lip injections for many years, in 2015 Jenner came clean on her enhancements.
Brexit ministers quit over May's plans for soft exit
She thought she had done enough to move on with that fraught process at the meeting at her Chequers country residence. Davis, a sharp operator and a gut-instinct politician, was a Leave campaigner in the referendum.