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McDonald's to reduce is ecological footprint by phasing out plastic straws!

McDonald's to reduce is ecological footprint by phasing out plastic straws!

By: Tomide Olowoyo

Starting in May, McDonald's is making moves to reduce some of its ecological footprint by phasing out plastic straws at its UK locations and replacing them with biodegradable paper ones. According to Sky News, McDonald's will start the trial in May in its 1,300 restaurants around the UK. The news comes after an announcement by the company earlier this year that it will recycle packaging in all of its almost 37,000 restaurants globally by 2025.

The restaurant will also start keeping straws behind counters, meaning you'll have to ask a cashier if you want one.

Customers are pretty pleased with the news. Some organizations want the change to be implemented more widely. Especially organizations in the United States.

An anonymous funny comment: “TBH, as long as the new biodegradable straws don't disintegrate when faced with the mighty force of a McDonald's milkshake, we think this is a pretty good development.”

References: https://www.buzzfeed.com/michelleno/mcdonalds-plastic-straw-ban?utm_term=.tjAQ2Q9Apw#.pijdadP5QX

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