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Source: Red Lobster

Red Lobster Plans To Eliminate Plastic Straws By 2020

By Kristin Hunt

Following in the footsteps of Disney and Coachella, Red Lobster has announced plans to phase plastic straws out of its restaurants by 2020.

The straws will disappear gradually, starting with a policy switch next month. Beginning in November, the casual dining chain will offer plastic straws to customers only upon request. Then in 2020, Red Lobster will replace the plastic straws entirely with “an eco-friendly alternative,” which has not yet been specified.

Through this change, the company expects to eliminate nearly 150 million plastic straws per year from over 700 restaurants.