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The three Starbucks locations on campus will serve plastic straws only by request starting Winter 2020, according to Cal Poly Corporation Communications Specialist Aaron Lambert. Starbucks was the last on-campus dining facility to still give out plastic straws. 

Cold drinks will be served with nitro lids, which will replace the traditional lids built for straws. Frappuccinos will be the only drinks still needing a straw, and compostable straws will be available for them, according to Lambert. 

“Starbucks has a long history of sustainable innovations and has shown time and again that they are committed to these changes,” Lambert wrote in an email to Mustang News.