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McDonald's paper straws cannot be recycled

HK_%E9%BA%A5%E7%95%B6%E5%8B%9E%E9%A4%90%E5%BB%B3_McDonalds_restaurant_interior_May-2012.JPG?profile=RESIZE_710xMcDonald's new paper straws - described as "eco-friendly" by the US fast food giant - cannot be recycled.

Last year, it axed plastic straws, even though they were recyclable, in all its UK branches as part of a green drive.

But the US fast food giant says the new paper straws are not yet easy to recycle and should be put into general waste.

McDonald's says the materials are recyclable, but their thickness makes it difficult for them to be processed.


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