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McDonald's tackle problem plastic

by Charlotte Vile | Jun 20, 2018

We were encouraged by news today that the world’s most popular fast food outlet, McDonald’s will halt its use of plastic straws by September 2018. In the UK alone, McDonald’s patrons use 1.8 million straws a day, a staggering figure by any standard.

It is the latest company to tackle the war on plastic by opting out of some single-use plastic products, which take hundreds of years to decompose if not recycled. The company have trialled the use of paper straws in selected restaurants since the start of the year to great success and as such, the decision was made to roll out paper straws to its restaurants throughout the UK, with the US, France and Norway expected to follow suit soon.

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