The days of sipping your milkshake through a plastic straw at McDonald’s are almost over — at least in the UK and Ireland.
The fast food giant announced on Thursday that they’ll be making the switch to paper straws in September this year.
The decision comes in the wake of the UK government announcing plans to ban the sale of plastic straws, and other single-use plastic items, as part of an effort to reduce waste and help the environment.
“Reflecting the broader public debate, our customers told us they wanted to see a move on straws but to do so without compromising their overall experience when visiting our restaurants,” said McDonald’s UK and Ireland CEO Paul Pomroy. “Over the past few months we’ve been working closely with supplier partners to find a solution that works both for our customers, and that the supply is there given the size of our business. Read more…