The company has already designed and developed a strawless lid that it expects to become a standard for its iced coffee, tea and espresso beverages.
Starbucks, which doles out more than 1 billion straws a year, says it will phase out single-use plastic straws from its stores by 2020.
Plastic straws contribute to ocean pollution and pose a danger to marine life.
For users who still want their drinks with a straw, the company said paper or biodegradable plastic will be available by request.
The announcement from McDonald's followed an April proposal by the United Kingdom government to ban plastic straws in the country.
The strawless lids will begin to appear in Seattle and Vancouver Starbucks this fall, with phased rollouts within the USA and Canada to follow next year. Walt Disney World has banned plastic straws at some of its theme parks, while the Smithsonian Institution has taken steps to eliminate them from its museums.
Trade war erupts as China fights back against USA tariffs
Tokyo closed 1.1% higher and European markets were up more than 1% in morning trading before turning negative on Friday afternoon. Trade disputes are nothing new for the two economic superpowers, and they are not confined to targeting each other.
A number of local governments have recently passed legislation restricting the use and distribution of plastic straws.
"For our partners and customers, this is a significant milestone to achieve our global aspiration of sustainable coffee, served to our customers in more sustainable ways", Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson said in a statement.
It comes a week after Starbucks's U.S. hometown of Seattle banned single-use plastic straws and utensils at businesses that sell food or drinks in the city.
Starbucks said more markets will follow until the chain meets its goal.
Other cities, like Fort Meyers, have banned plastic straws. Straws add up to about 2,000 tons of the almost 9 million tons of plastic waste that ends up in waters around the globe each year.
Nicholas Mallos, director of Ocean Conservancy's Trash Free Seas program, called Starbucks' decision a "shining example" of how companies can help fight ocean pollution.
Nauert said Pompeo's discussions with North Korean officials also included repatriation of American Korean War remains. It said the US side had shown little interest, giving "certain conditions and excuses".
Schultz is a graduate of Minnesota State University Moorhead, where as a football quarterback he was named an All-American. This announcement comes as a shock to all of us here at RT America", said the channel's official statement.
Cruise operator Statue Cruises said it had to turn away more than 2,000 visitors waiting to take their tour to the famed statue. Park Police for their courtesy and professionalism, but said the government's "draconian policy" on immigration had to end.
Without Republican defections, however, Senate rules leave Democrats with scant options to block confirmation of Trump's nominee. Trump insisted he still hadn't locked down his decision, which he wants to keep under wraps until a 9 p.m.
Croatia defender, Domagoj Vida , is facing possible disciplinary measures for posting a video, dedicating the victory to Ukraine. Argentina and Portugal were both knocked out of Russa 2018 in the Round of 16.
His daughter Maryam Nawaz has been awarded seven and her husband Captain (retd) Safdar one year imprisonment in the case. The case is connection with several high-profile properties brought by the Sharif family in London in mid-1990s.
China is North Korea's closest partner but had previously helped the USA exert pressure on Kim over his nuclear program. Despite the expectations, the remains were not returned and Pompeo was not granted a meeting with Kim.
A faster westward to west-northwestward motion is expected to begin over the weekend and continue through early next week. A tropical wave heading for the Caribbean is now a tropical depression and is headed for the Lesser Antilles.
A Wiltshire police spokeswoman declined to confirm whether the couple were believed to have been poisoned. Britain blames Russian Federation for the assassination attempt, but Moscow denies any involvement.
Moreover, a Chinese rumor claims that Samsung SDI is already manufacturing the batteries for the Galaxy X model. The device will employ foldable display panels, which is expected to go into mass production this summer.
Eight Out Alive: More Daring Cave Rescue Success!
The head of the rescue mission, Narongsak Osottanakorn, announced late on Sunday the first four children were brought out safely. Two divers were assigned to each child to help them navigate the unsafe , narrow passageways.
Trump teases pick for Supreme Court
The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the person was not authorized to discuss the conversation publicly. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., questioned Barrett about whether her Catholic faith might color her work on the bench.
Dead, Homes Destroyed As Klamathon Fire Rages Out Of Control
The wildfire is burning through drought-stricken timber and brush near California's border with OR , authorities said Friday. In the north, the fire in Siskyou County on the OR border had virtually emptied the tiny communities of Hilt and Hornbrook.
Key Trump ally Scott Pruitt forced to resign
When he started looking into Trump's policies, Wheeler said, "I was fully on board". "I am still not interested in that". That process could take several months - and potentially drag out past this November's midterm elections.
Defending champ sets record by eating 74 hot dogs
However, first he'll have to battle out last year's runner-up Carmen Cincotti , who scarfed down 60 in 2017. According to Major League Eating , Chestnut is ranked number one in the world for competitive eating.
Roger Federer vs Jan-Lennard Struff, Wimbledon 2018
Third seed Marin Cilic let a two-set lead slip as he was knocked out in the second round of Wimbledon by Argentina's Guido Pella. Serena Williams , the seven-time Wimbledon victor , is seeded 25th after her tentative return from the birth of her first child.