United Kingdom Bans Plastic Straws

As of April 2020, plastic straws, stirrers, and cotton buds (Q-tips) will officially be banned in the United Kingdom.
by Fresh Cup Staff | June 5, 2019

Plastic Ban Benefits Guatemalan Communities

Here in the U.S., straw bans seem revolutionary, daring restaurants and cafés to refrain from handing out hundreds of single-use plastic straws every day. However, Portland and Seattle can’t hold a candle compared to…
by Fresh Cup Staff | January 9, 2019

California Takes Statewide Stance Against Plastic Straws

Environmentalists are one step closer to banning plastic straws as California state legislators officially sign a partial straw ban into law.
by Fresh Cup Staff | September 26, 2018

The Last Plastic Straw: Backlot Coffee

Backlot Coffee switched from plastic straws to paper and stainless steel straws, and created a slew of new sustainable packaging merchandising opportunities.
by Robin Roenker | August 28, 2018