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McDonald’s joins forces with Starbucks to improve cups

The burger chain said it is committing $5 million to a partnership to develop a recyclable or compostable cup.

Operations

Starbucks to phase out plastic straws by 2020

Cold beverages will be served with newly designed lids.

Under what are believed to be the most sweeping restrictions in the country, operators can no longer use plastic straws, drink picks or disposable utensils without risk of a $250 fine.

The company, which runs 120 units, will switch to biodegradable options this fall.

The practice has gotten a lot of press recently, and for good reason, Advice Guy says.

The practice has gotten a lot of press recently, and for good reason, Advice Guy says.

The company plans to use tomatoes grown in greenhouses or hydroponic farms by 2019.

The sports bar chain joins other restaurants in moving to biodegradable straws upon request.

The company joins other restaurant operators that are switching to paper straws to cut waste.

Authorities are hunting operations that can't substantiate assertions of being farm-to-table.

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