• McDonald's to Phase Out Plastic Straws in the U.K. to Limit Plastic Waste

    4 monthes ago - By Fortune

    The world's largest restaurant chain will begin to phase out plastic straws in some European markets as concerns about consumer waste mount.
    McDonald's mcd will start rolling out paper straws in the U.K. and Ireland, with plans to phase out the plastic variety in all 1,361 locations there in 2019. The company, which has also been testing alternatives in Belgium, will begin trials in select restaurants in the U.S., France, Sweden and Norway later this year as it seeks to source more of its packaging across the globe from recycled sources.
    The move by McDonald's comes as plastic waste has...
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  • McDonald's to replace plastic straws with paper ones in UK and Ireland: BBC

    4 monthes ago - By Reuters

    LONDON - McDonald's will replace plastic straws with paper ones in all its restaurants in the United Kingdom and Ireland, starting from September, the BBC reported on Friday.
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  • McDonald's to switch to paper straws in U.K., Ireland

    4 monthes ago - By Chron

    NEW YORK - 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 later this year.
    The burger chain and other fast-food companies have been facing increasing pressure from customers and environmental activists to stop using plastic straws because they can end up in the ocean and harm sea turtles, birds and other marine life. Paper straws, unlike plastic ones, disintegrate in the environment.
    McDonald's Corp. declined to say what type of straw it would test in the...
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