European food retailers struggling to come up with alternatives to plastic straws and lids after EU clampdown

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European food retailers struggling to come up with alternatives to plastic straws and lids after EU clampdown

June 11, 2018 - 17:24
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LONDON, June 11, 2018 (The Independent) -A number of fast food chains, including McDonald's, Burger King, and Subway, have their work cut out for them as the European Union (EU) is clamping down on plastic. Though some fast food chains are now using paper, many are now having to rethink ways of packaging their food.

Although plastic straws can still be found in many of their branches, the EU's ban is taking a tough stance on single-use plastics. So far, no one has come up with any alternatives to straws and customers who want to eat plastic-free only have the choice of eating out of a basic cup — without a lid or a straw. Even the paper cups don't provide non-plastic lids.

Burger King and McDonald's are still using plastic dishes

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