McDonald’s Singapore Eliminates Straws & Replace Cup Covers At 10 Outlets In Sep
By 2050, researchers predict that there will be more plastic waste than fish in the ocean, so how do we prevent this?
McDonald’s is taking the lead by eliminating straws and replacing cup covers, cutlery, saucers and plastic bags with sustainable options.
On Wednesday (4 Sep), TODAY Online reports that the initiative will begin in 10 outlets this month and it could be implemented nationwide soon.
Don’t be surprised by the packaging change on your next visit because we’ll tell you what you need to know.
Wooden cutlery & paper packaging
According to TODAY, the fast food chain will replace their cutlery and stirrers with food-grade wood material this month as well.
As for plastic McFlurry cup covers and saucers, they’ll be switching to paper packaging instead.
The changes will be implemented in 10 outlets located at:
- Potong Pasir
- Choa Chu Kang Lot 1
- Jurong Green CC
- Raffles City
- Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3
- Toa Payoh Central
- Boat Quay
- SpringLeaf Tower
McDonald’s nationwide implementation
Their sustainable initiative will begin in selected outlets, but they hope to implement it nationwide soon.
A spokesperson said to TODAY,
We will keep track of its feasibility in Singapore before making the decision to implement this change in all our restaurants islandwide.
The company’s goal to achieve energy efficiency, waste management, and green restaurant design has motivated its push towards more environmentally sustainable practices.
Reduce plastic waste
It’s no secret that a ton of plastic waste has gone to landfills and oceans so we think it’s admirable that McDonald’s is making an effort to join the plastic revolution.
The fast food chain joins big brands like Starbucks, IKEA, and KFC who’ve implemented environmentally friendly changes in recent years.
We’re happy to know that McDonald’s has made an effort to reduce plastics, and we hope many others will follow their lead. We don’t want to see our oceans filled with plastic waste in the near future.
Have you made an effort to reduce your own plastic waste? Do you have any recommendations for reusable straws? Let us know in the comments below.
Featured image from Eat This.
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