It’s official. Plastic lids will be removed from Mcdonald’s McFlurrys packaging from September.
It doesn’t stop there, they will also stop using single-use plastic for their salad option.
All main meal and side salad options will be served in cardboard containers.
The cardboard used from now on will contain at least 50 percent recycled content which is much better than the plastic used before.
McDonald’s hope to make the change in order to reduce plastic waste by a total of 485 metric tonnes every year. Shockingly, 383 of which will come from McFlurry packaging alone.
This is a great way to reduce waste and pollution.
Supply chain director for McDonald’s UK and Ireland, Beth Hart, said:
“I am delighted that today’s news means we will be serving our much loved and new menu items in an even more sustainable way.
“Removing plastic lids from the McFlurry, and introducing new cardboard packaging for salads, will save nearly 500 metric tonnes of plastic a year. It’s the latest step in our sustainability journey.
“We are committed to listening to our customers and finding solutions with our suppliers that work for them. This is the latest example of that – but by no means the end.”
Mcdonalds recently removed plastic straws from its restaurants, with customers now offered cardboard ones instead.