Today, McDonald’s Taiwan announced it would stop using plastic straws at all of its locations by June. Beginning April 12, McDonald’s Taiwan will begin promoting a campaign called “drink cold drinks directly,” in an effort to dissuade customers from using straws. Paper straws will be offered to those with special needs, such as children. Vice President of Supply Chain Management at McDonald’s in Taiwan, Lin Li-wen, told Taiwan News that he estimated the phasing out of straws will reduce plastic waste by 16%.
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