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Starbucks Selling Reusable Silicone Straws

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Starbucks has begun selling reusable silicone straws in Japan. The product comes with a carrying case and washing brush.

Last week, the Japanese government finalized a bill aimed at reducing the use of plastic straws in eateries.

According to one customer, "I hear about environmental issues so I want to use it." Starbucks switched to using paper straws last year. With the new product, the company hopes to further discourage the use of plastic straws.