Here’s what I’d imagine how 2025 looks like: people are drinking direct from cups, dabao kopis would look like this (notice there’s no straw)…
…and your kids would see this in museums.
And no, it’s not just part of my creative imagination: it’s going to be a reality, because now, even Starbucks has announced that by 2020, they would be ditching plastic straws in ALL stores.
Yeah, last I know, all means your favourite Singapore outlets would also be affected.
The move, according to Starbucks, would cut out about 1 billion straws a year. That’s a lot of straws we’re talking about.
The move was apparently motivated by requests from customers (did I ask for that?) and partners. The vice-president of Starbucks’ global social impact (wah, Starbucks got this kind of department?) says, “Not using a straw is the best thing we can do for the environment.”
Replacing the straws would be challenging since some drinks definitely require a straw to drink, unlike KFC that has mere typical drinks.
I mean, how the heck can you drink this without looking like a baby who’s just drunk his milk?