UK: Victory ! – People Power Forces UK Mc To Ban The Use of 1.8 Million Plastic Straws A Day And Change To Paper.

We never have and never will have anything to do with McDonalds; ever since or even before the McLibel case many years ago in the UK:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McLibel_case

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McLibel_(film)

But we welcome yet another decision that an operation which has many outlets in the UK has decided to ditch plastic straws and instead convert to paper straws.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-44492352

People power works – when they voice an opinion:

McDonald’s will replace plastic straws with paper ones in all its UK and Ireland restaurants, starting from September.

It is the latest company to opt out of some single-use plastic products which can take hundreds of years to decompose if not recycled.

The restaurant chain uses 1.8 million straws a day in the UK.

“Reflecting the broader public debate, our customers told us they wanted to see a move on straws,” the firm said.

 

…… and this is why people are so pissed off:

Paper straw factory to open in UK as restaurants ditch plastic:

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2018/jun/17/paper-straw-factory-to-open-in-britain-as-restaurants-ditch-plastic-mcdonalds

 

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