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Whole Foods Ditches Plastic Straws

Following the lead of Marriott, Starbucks, American Airlines and other corporations, Whole Foods is eliminating plastic straws from its stores and instead will provide paper straws with frozen drinks, or on request. The move will be complete by July and includes Allegro coffee bars, juice bars and cafes. The ban includes the retailer’s locations in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. Whole Foods is believed to be the first national U.S. grocery store to make the move. In 2008, it became the first U.S. grocer to end the use of disposable plastic bags.

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