Many companies are on their way to a 'greener' future. The most recent...McDonald's.
The fast-food giant is on its way to phasing out plastic straws from its United Kingdom restaurants, and also says it is really close to the point where all its packaging can be recycled.
The company, which has around 1,300 locations in the United Kingdom, will start a trial in next month to use paper straws instead of the normal plastic ones!
The plastic straws presently used in McDonald's restaurants are recyclable but the company has reacted to growing public discontent about their use.
It will also try out a scheme where straws are kept behind the counter, and only given out to customers on request.
The United Kingdom is reckoned to use around 8.5 billion single-use plastic straws each year!
What are your thoughts? Do you think McDonald's will lead the way to an international move towards a more eco-friendly food industry?