McDonalds rejects online campaign requesting it quantify usage of plastic straws

Fri, 25/05/2018 - 14:51 -- Editor

Sinn Féin spokesperson on Energy, the Environment and Climate Change Cathal Boylan MLA has expressed his disappointment at today’s announcement by McDonald’s to reject a proposal asking the firm to report on its use of plastic straws.

The Newry and Armagh MLA had recently supported an online campaign pressing McDonald’s to end its use of plastic straws due to the impact on our environment and wildlife

Cathal Boylan said: “The company responded by saying the report was unnecessary and that it had already has set a goal for 2025 which will see all of its guest packaging including straws come from renewable, recycled or certified sources.

“It was a missed opportunity for McDonald’s to lead the way but said he would continue to encourage companies to take action to reduce unnecessary plastic waste that damages our society.”