WeWork takes meat off the menu at company events

NEW YORK (AP) — Office space sharing company WeWork says it is no longer serving red or white meat at company events. In an email to employees Thursday, co-founder and Chief Creative...

American Airlines says it's getting rid of plastic straws

American Airlines says it will stop using plastic straws and drink stirs and replace them with biodegradable alternatives. American said Tuesday that starting this month in its airpo...

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___ How China could hurt US once it ran out of imports to tax BEIJING (AP) — In his trade war with China, President Donald Trump wields one seeming advantage: The U...

Groupon, JPMorgan Chase rise, Twitter, CTI BioPharma fall

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Monday: Groupon Inc., up 47 cents to $4.83 Recode reported that the online coupon company is looki...

Starbucks, citing environment, is ditching plastic straws

SEATTLE (AP) — Starbucks, citing the environment threat to oceans, will ban plastic straws from all of its stores globally in less than two years. The company becomes the largest foo...

Starbucks says it will stop offering plastic straws by 2020

NEW YORK (AP) — Starbucks says it will eliminate plastic straws from its stores globally by 2020, a nod to the growing push for businesses to be more environmentally friendly. The Se...

Taiwanese entrepreneurs patent sugarcane straws

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A group of Taiwanese entrepreneurs have patented the design for straws made from sugarcane, as the first stage of a Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) ban on&nb...

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___ US-China tariffs: What's behind them, who stands to be hurt? WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has boldly declared that trade wars are easy to win. He's ...

Seattle's ban on plastic straws and utensil now in effect

SEATTLE (AP) — Looking for a straw to sip your soda? It's no longer allowed in Seattle bars and restaurants. Neither are plastic utensils in a push to reduce marine plastic pollution...

Restaurant Icon John Vincent to Bring LEON Restaurants to the US, Challenging the Fast Food Status Quo

WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun 25, 2018--LEON, the pioneer of Naturally Fast Food, today announced it will launch its first U.S. location in Washington, D.C. late this summer. This move from co-foun...

McDonald's to switch to paper straws in U.K., Ireland

NEW YORK (AP) — McDonald's said Friday it will switch to paper straws at all its locations in the United Kingdom and Ireland, and test an alternative to plastic ones in some of its U.S. restaurants la...

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-lin...

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...

Keep It Blue: American Express Joins Parley in Effort to Combat Marine Plastic Pollution

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun 7, 2018--American Express (NYSE: AXP) and Parley, an organization focused on combating marine plastic pollution, today announced a collaboration to raise awareness of th...

Australian supermarket giants cutting back on plastics

SYDNEY (AP) — Australians will find fewer plastics on the shelves at Woolworths and Coles stores. The supermarket giants on Monday announced new goals to reduce plastic products and ...