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McDonald's Canada moving to paper straws, wooden cutlery

McDonald's Canada moving to paper straws, wooden cutlery
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McDonald's Canada will stop using plastic straws and cutlery by the end of the year.

The fast-food conglomerate made the announcement this week, stating it would introduce wooden cutlery, wooden stir sticks, and paper straws to its 1,443 Canadian restaurants by December.

"By being part of the Canadian fabric and serving close to three million guests every day across more than 1,400 restaurants, McDonald's Canada is playing an important role in the ongoing reduction of single-use plastics in the country", says Rob Dick, supply chain officer at McDonald's Canada.

"By removing these single-use plastics in our restaurants, we show our ongoing commitment to minimize our environmental footprint and to help protect the planet for future generations.”

McDonald’s Canada says the decision would eliminate about 840 tons of plastics from the Canadian system annually and expects the last plastic straw to be used in its restaurants by December.

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