The company, which has also been testing alternatives in Belgium, will begin trials in select restaurants in the U.S., France, Sweden and Norway later this year as it seeks to source more of its packaging across the globe from recycled sources.
Eric Goldstein, senior attorney for the Natural Resources Defense Council, said the announcement from as big a company as McDonald's reflects the growing tide of concern about single-use plastics worldwide.
The flurry of commitments comes as efforts to eliminate single-use plastic intensify.
Governments are also getting in on the plastic straw ban act. The SumOfUs campaign called for McDonald's to stop using plastic straws as they are an enormous expense to the ocean and marine life.
The European Union moved last month to ban 10 items - including plastic cutlery, straws and cotton swabs - by 2030 in a bid to clean up the oceans.
More than 60 music festivals, including Bestival, have also committed to eradicating plastic straws from all of their sites by 2021. She urged Commonwealth countries to commit to the fight against plastic waste at a meeting in London.
An estimated 500 million plastic straws are used every day in the USA -that's more than the number of people living in this country by almost 200 million. Baroness Tanni Grey Thompson argued that plastic straws can help disabled people drink without assistance.
Koepka would step off the green victorious at Shinnecock Hills, but he certainly got some help from the grandstand. Brooks Koepka finished off a great weekend at Shinnecock Hills with his second straight U.S.
NY has recorded the highest number of outbreak cases (7), followed by California, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania (5 each). High-risk people include children younger than 5 years, adults older than 65, and people with weakened immune systems.
He passes through two large galleries in the midst of being installed before arriving at a wall hung with several framed prints. A thief has been caught on camera stealing Banksy's " Trolley Hunter " print from an art exhibition in Canada.
According to Giuliani, Trump is not considering pardoning Cohen or Manafort, but may change his mind. Even so, the Justice Department's Inspector General found no fault in the decision announced by Mr.
The National Weather Service reported heavy vog, or volcanic smog, blanketing the inner and southern parts of the island. Thousands were evacuated and hundreds of homes have been destroyed since the eruption began in May.
Out of all the new details that surfaced today, the oddest bit is what Nicole Kidman looks like in her costume as Queen Atlanna . While the photo doesn't actually show Mateen in the Black Manta suit, it does show him looking at the iconic Black Manta helmet.
After all, the US president has told the world that Kim is "very smart" and "honorable" and "wants to do the right thing". He stated: "I don't want to see a nuclear weapon destroy you and your family". "We have a great chemistry together".
Limitations include the fact that testing did not heat all the flavorings or include other chemicals used in e-cigarettes. The Food and Drug Administration is considering regulating flavors in tobacco and nicotine products.
Nakajima puts Alonso's Toyota on provisional pole at Le Mans
With its 17 factory-backed cars, this class should be producing the most enthralling action, but continues to frustrate observers. The No.8 Toyota , with drivers Kazuki Nakajima, Sebastien Buemi and Fernando Alonso will start from pole position on race day.
Fernando Alonso and Toyota win Le Mans 24 hour race
Alonso's victory completes the second part of motorsport's "triple crown" for the two-time Formula 1 world champion. A Toyota victory had been widely predicted after last year's champions Porsche withdrew from the 2018 edition.
May: I have listened to rebels over Brexit bill
The result of this vote could see the parliament given more power in the Brexit deal if no deal is reached by November. Theresa May's Government has tabled an amendment to the EU Withdrawal Bill which has angered Remainer MPs.
Apple has made resolving issues easier with the Support app
Since all of Apple's operating systems-macOS, iOS, watchOS, and tvOS-are being updated , I'll address them one at a time. The year earlier, another bitcoin wallet app by a cryptocurrency trade company known as Coinbase was also de-recorded.
Risdon on VAR penalty: 'I got the ball'
After a check with the VAR, a controversial penalty was awarded for Risdon hauling down Antoine Griezmann in the second half. France opened up its 2018 FIFA World Cup campaign in Group C with a win, but it didn't look sharp in doing so.