KFC Taiwan stops serving plastic straws

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In response to the Taiwan Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) planned ban on the use of single-use plastic drinking straws, Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) restauran...

McDonald's Taiwan to end use of plastic straws by June

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- McDonald's Taiwan today announced that in response to the Taiwan Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) planned ban on the use of single-use plastic drinking str...

Taiwanese startup ramping up production of sugarcane straws

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As a ban on single-use plastic straws is set to go into effect in July of next year, a Taiwanese startup is ramping up production of its biodegradable straws made from sugarcan...

The Latest: San Francisco bans plastic straws, stirrers

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on a plastic straw ban in San Francisco (all times local): 4:05 p.m. San Francisco supervisors have unanimously approved a ban on pl...

San Francisco to consider outlawing plastic straws, stirrers

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In a bid to further cut down on waste, eco-conscious San Francisco is expected to join Seattle in outlawing plastic straws used to suck down Mai Tais and slurp up bubble tea. ...

I-Mei CEO: Taiwan's straw ban should ‘open a window’ for bubble tea

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Luis Ko (高志明), CEO of I-Mei Foods (義美食品) has weighed into the debate surrounding the upcoming ban on single-use plastic straws, saying the policy is in-line with internat...

First stage of Taiwan’s plastic straw ban to begin on July 1, 2019

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) announced Friday that the first stage of the single-use plastic straw ban will enter into force on July 1, 2019, targetin...

Bon Appétit Management Company Bans Plastic Straws Companywide

PALO ALTO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 31, 2018--Costing a penny or less each, used once then discarded, plastic straws are the tip of the single-use-plastic iceberg clogging landfills, waterways, an...