The restaurant chain is responding to growing public disquiet about the use of billions of plastic straws every year.
Can you recycle coffee cups or greasy pizza boxes? If you’re tossing things in the recycling bin out of sheer hope, you might be an “aspirational recycler.”
The miracle material has made modern life possible. But more than 40 percent of it is used just once, and it’s choking our waterways.
McDonald’s will replace plastic straws with paper ones in all its UK and Ireland restaurants, starting from September.