McDonald’s is the latest restaurant chain in the UK has joined the fight against plastic straws, posed a real problem for the ecosystem of our planet. The hamburger company announced on their social media accounts starting a trial period straws paper in place of plastic (recyclable) they keep behind the counter and only if the customer will order them.
In this way, the fast food chain aims “go green”. And the reactions to this announcement, widely shared and commented on the Net, They have not been made to wait. While most welcomed the action taken, according to the global fight against plastic waste in local, supermarkets and restaurants, many followers / customers ask and require McDonald's to intensify its commitment and that, for example, also remove other plastic objects like balloons or packaging of some products.
Then, We share with you some of the most significant reactions on Twitter:
We’re pleased to announce that from May we’ll be trialling paper straws in restaurants and moving our recyclable plastic straws behind the counter https://t.co/VniO8pwr9t
— McDonald's UK News (@McDonaldsUKNews) March 28, 2018
And will you be ditching the balloons too? We find so many on our beaches 😢 pic.twitter.com/uwFyQ1hE94
— Newquay Beachcombing (Newquay Beachcombing) March 28, 2018
Great start @McDonaldsUK @McDonaldsUKNews ….Balloons next please? Found this one on the Farne Islands, a huge hazard to seabirds and other animals. Would love to see you phase these out. pic.twitter.com/YNrjpuOeiR
— Sarah Lawrence (@sarahlawr) March 28, 2018
A move in the right direction though you need to do so, so much more and in double quick time too otherwise you'll be left behind economically.
— Oxford FOE (@OxfordFOE1) March 28, 2018
I gues ill be asking for a starw i aint drinking out a paper straw plastic all the wayyy
— Toni Twigg (@toni_twigg) March 28, 2018
Your plastic straws are garbage and NOT recyclable. No MRF will capture them. It's a start, and I thank you for that.
— ScubaSteve619er (@ScubaSteve619er) March 29, 2018
— City A.M. (@CityAM) March 28, 2018
Fast food giant McDonald's is to start phasing out plastic straws from its UK restaurants and says it is "really close" to the point where all its packaging can be recycled https://t.co/1NeTCp4Cmn
— Sky Zero (@SkyZeroOfficial) March 28, 2018
fantastic news about Mcdonals and straws, but what with the rest of packing. This is lunch for 2 “leftover” pic.twitter.com/C71RErBqLz
— Kasia Lynch (@Kasia_Lynch) March 28, 2018
Hopefully an end to this. pic.twitter.com/f4PjOuTMW4
— cathy_goodwin💙 (@CathyGoodwin159) March 28, 2018
So, good news about the plastic, the rest of their packaging may eventually be fully recyclable but as it will be contaminated by food/grease etc it will go for incineration/landfill anyway. – once they have picked it out of the hedge!
— MidSussexWoodRecycle (@midsussexwrp) March 28, 2018
Great! But we must rethink even more! Can be recycled does not men no litter and pollution! People are littering and trash find its way into nature anyway! We must only use materials that breaks down in nature!
— Happy Darwin (@HappyDarwin) March 29, 2018