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McDonald's new paper straws aren't recyclable -- but its axed plastic ones were [CNN]

McDonald's Corp (MCD)  More Company Research Source: CNN
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PDF McDonald's new paper straws aren't recyclable — but its axed plastic ones were The straws were introduced to all 1,361 McDonald's restaurants in the United Kingdom and Ireland after a trial last year. But the fast food giant acknowledged on Monday that the new versions are too thick to be processed by its recyclers. "While the materials are recyclable, their current thickness makes it difficult for them to be processed by our waste solution providers, who also help us recycle our paper cups," a McDonald's spokesman told the UK's Press Association news agency. McDonald's UK and Ireland has not yet responded to CNN's requests for comment. The issue was first revealed by The Sun newspaper, which published an internal McDonald's ( MCD ) memo saying that the company's paper straws "are not yet recyclable and should be disposed of in general waste until further notice." When the firm announced the introduction of paper straws in June 2018, it said the move was "part of wider efforts to p [Read more]
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