McDonald’s to start phasing out plastic straws from its UK restaurantsPosted on April 8, 2018 by DrRossH in Plastic Straws
The restaurant chain is responding to growing public disquiet about the use of billions of plastic straws every year.
It will also try out a scheme where straws are kept behind the counter, and only given out to customers on request.
“The other thing we’re looking to do is to move to recycled paper on the straws and biodegradable paper straws and that test, I’m really proud to say, will start next month.”
The UK is reckoned to use around 8.5 billion single-use plastic straws each year.