McDonald's To Drop Foam Packaging By Year's End
by Robert Reed, Chicago Tribune
Posted: 2018-01-17 15:59:54 EST

McDonald’s will stop using plastic foam cups, which keep drinks icy cold but make environmentalists red hot, by the end of this year.

The world’s largest restaurant operator quietly disclosed the decision on its website, along with its plan to use recycled and certified sources for all of its fiber-based packaging by 2020.

“We also plan to eliminate foam packaging from our global system by the end of 2018,” the company states on its website.

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