A timeline of 2018's biggest advocates of the Anti-Plastic Movement.
We have compiled a timeline, sources included, of the biggest parties that have positively acted against single-use plastic straws - be it by straight-up banning the plastic straws and other related plastic products, legally preventing businesses from serving straws without them asking, or pledging their allegiance to our cause.
February 2018: The Queen (Ban on plastic straws & bottles from the Royal estates & move to cut back on use of plastics “at all levels
May 2018: European Commission (Measures proposed for the ban of single-use plastic straws)
June 2018: India (Vow to ban all single-use plastics by 2022)
Companies : American Airlines, Starbucks (by 2020), McDonalds (in UK & Ireland), Bon Appétit (1000 Food Stores in US), Alaska Airlines, Aramark (Serves 2 billion meals in 19 countries in schools, workplaces, hospitals and others – “significantly reduce by 2022”)
Sep 2018: California – First state to ban plastic straws from restaurant tables. Starting 2019, customers will have to ask for a straw.