McDonald's has announced that it will remove plastic lids from its McFlurry and salad packaging in all U.K. restaurants starting in September.
All main meals and side salad options will be served in cardboard containers instead of plastic. According to reports in Metro, all the cardboard used will contain at least 50 percent recycled content, as opposed to the single-use plastic that is used currently.
McDonald's said the changes will reduce plastic waste by a total of 485 metric tonnes every year - 383 of which will come from McFlurry packaging alone. This represents a huge step in the right direction to tackling plastic waste and pollution.
Mcdonald’s has committed to sourcing all of its packaging from renewable or recycled sources by 2025 and reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 36 per cent by 2030.
Hopefully this change comes to the U.S. and globally soon!