August 2019

McDonald's Paper Straws Are Unrecyclable

McDonald's new paper straws in its UK locations have been described as "eco-friendly" by the chain itself. Turns out they cannot be recycled.  A year ago, McDonald's stopped providing plastic straws, even though they were recyclable, in all its UK locations. The fast-food restaurant says that while materials are recyclable, the thickness makes processing difficult.  Customers complained about the straws disintegrating, which caused McDonald's to use thicker straws. McDonald's spokesman, via BBC