Cup Monster

Starbucks Has a Garbage Problem

Starbucks distributes six billion cups a year. Many end up in landfills. Protesters are pissed. What’s a coffee giant to do?

08/14/2018 By Stefan Milne

Last Week in Politics

Top 10 Stories: Gun Ownership Laws, Reunification at SeaTac, and Plastic Straw Ban Effects

Your weekly dose of top political stories.

07/17/2018 By Grace Madigan

Going Green

Starbucks Promises to Ditch Plastic Straws Worldwide by 2020

The company estimates the move will mean a billion fewer plastic straws in its stores a year.

07/09/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Environment

Come July 2018, Seattle Says Goodbye to Plastic Straws

This new legislation could cement Seattle's role as a national leader in green policy.

10/18/2017 By Hayat Norimine

City Hall

Seattle Is Set to Ban Plastic Straws and Utensils

"The bottom line is this: We are creating plastic pollution at an unprecedented scale, and we cannot clean or recycle it fast enough."

09/08/2017 By Hayat Norimine