McDonald's shareholders have voted against banning plastic straws in their fast food outlets.
This goes against the mounting calls for fast food outlets and restaurants across the globe to get on board the
No Straw campaign because of the negative effects on the environment an ocean.
that the fast food bosses did commit to a goal that by 2025: "
all of McDonald's guest packaging (including straws) will come from renewable, recycled or certified sources"
This wasn't good enough for some Tweeps and even celebs who feel that the custodians of Ronald McDonald should be taking more action to curb pollution.
McDonald's decision to hold onto their plastic straws also came days before the
European Union proposed bans on plastic products like cotton buds, straws, stirs and balloon sticks when alternatives are easily available.
According to the Daily Mail, the European Commission says its proposal would seek to cut marine litter in half for the ten most prominent items and avoid environmental damage estimated at over $250 billion (R315 Trillion) over the next dozen years.