McDonald’s, please ban plastic straws!

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McDonald's #LastStraw

Over 500 million plastic drinking straws are thrown away in the US each day.

This is an enormous problem.

Did  you know that if we were to line up those 500 million straws end-to-end, they would circle the earth 2.5 times? That's just the amount of straws thrown out in one day, by one country.

Plastic drinking straws are often not recyclable due to their size. As a result, billions of them end up in landfills and oceans each year.

The majority of plastic straws used are made from a petroleum based plastic called polypropylene. Making 1000 kg of polypropylene releases 3530 kg of CO2 equivalent greenhouse gas into the atmosphere, contributing to climate change.

McDonald's reportedly already phased out plastic straws in all of it's UK and Ireland locations. Why can't it do this throughout the world?

This petition was created after another one I created to Starbucks received 150K signatures. Shortly after Starbucks announced that they'd be eliminating plastic straws from all locations.

Sign this petition to encourage McDonald's to serve its #LastStraw. Join me in asking them to phase out plastic straws or to use biodegradable ones.

Please sign and share this petition to protect the environment.

#LastStraw

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Petitions to other companies, requesting that they ban plastic straws in their locations:

 ·  Burger King ·  Tim Horton's ·  Subway ·  Wendy's · Edo of Japan ·  New York Fries ·  South St. Burger Co. ·  Starbucks [Victory!] ·

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More Reading:

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/03/28/mcdonalds-says-will-phase-plastic-straws-uk-restaurants/

https://www.ecowatch.com/eco-friendly-drinking-straw-alternatives-2571689759.html

http://www.plasticpollutioncoalition.org/pft/2017/1/3/the-problem-of-plastic-straws-and-how-each-of-us-can-make-a-difference

https://www.marthastewart.com/1524287/how-to-fight-plastic-pollution-straws

https://www.alternet.org/environment/its-time-stop-using-plastic-drinking-straws-theyre-bad-environment-and-harm-wildlife



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