Is the paper straw too thick to be recycled? McDonald’s environmental protection is not so easy [video]


McDonald’s admitted Monday that last year’s “environmentally friendly” paper straw was temporarily non-recyclable, according to foreign media such as the BBC. Last September, McDonald’s replaced “plastic” to “paper” in all 1361 stores in Britain and Ireland. As early as Sunday, McDonald’s internal memo said that the paper straw “can’t be recycled yet, and should be thrown away with other rubbish before further notice”. McDonald’s spokesman then responded to the British media: Although the material is recyclable, the current thickness of the straw makes it difficult for our garbage disposer to dispose of it. McDonald’s said it was looking for solutions with garbage disposers, and throwing away paper straws was only temporary.