McDonald’s new paper straw, which the American fast-food giant calls “green,” cannot be recycled.
Last year we were mad at plastic, although it is recyclable, in all UK offices as part of an environmental unit.
However, the fast-food giant in the United States says that the new paper straws are not yet easy to recycle and should generally be wasted.
According to McDonald’s, the materials are recyclable, but their thickness makes processing difficult.
The company switched from plastic to paper straws at its restaurants in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland last fall.
Straws are manufactured by Transcend Packaging in Ebbw Vale, South Wales. However, some customers were dissatisfied with the new straws, claiming that they had dissolved before a glass could be stopped, making drinking particularly difficult.
“We are improving the quality of straws.” These materials are recyclable, but the thickness of the same makes it difficult for the person to handle it during waste treatment.
The company said it was working to find a solution, and the current board, as The Sun first reported, throwing paper straws in the trash is temporary.
The energy is generated by collecting the garbage.
So far, 51,000 people have signed an order from McDonald’s customers to return plastic straws.
More than 1.8 million straws are used every week in the UK. This means that writing on paper is an important step in reducing single-use plastics. Some single-use plastic products can take hundreds of years to degrade if not recycled.
This change from McDonald’s to paper straws followed a successful test at some restaurants in early 2018.
In April 2018, the British government proposed banning plastic straws and cotton buds in England.
Most straws are made from plastics like polypropylene and polystyrene, which will take hundreds of years to decompose unless recycled.
Friends of the Earth Julian Kirby said: “For a long time, the debate on recycling and waste management has been interrupted. We have to think about how we can avoid generating waste.”