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Shunde acrylic lens pc manufacturer---McDonald's is going to pilot a straw-free lid in Beijing

by:Eugenia     2021-12-31
A large number of lunch boxes are dotted with green plants to form a huge golden arch. With this art installation as the background, McDonald’s China announced a project called “Scale for Good (our small step, the world’s A big step)' sustainable development plan. One of the plans is that starting from November 1, 2018, 10 McDonald’s restaurants in Beijing will pilot tests of 'no straw lids' and solutions that do not actively provide straws to encourage consumers to reduce the use of straws. . Judging from the picture, the structure of this straw-free lid is somewhat similar to that of the hot drink lid. It is suitable for common beverages such as cola and sprite, but the final acceptance by consumers still needs to go through further market inspections. 'I think (the key is) is the interaction with consumers, that is, how to educate them (use as little straw as possible),' explained Zhang Jiayin, CEO of McDonald's China, 'Of course there are some more difficult ones, such as bubble milk tea—— How to suck up pearls without straws? We don’t have a solution yet. We still need a little research and development.” In addition to plastic straws, McDonald’s China is also reducing its use of packaging and plastics. In 2015, McDonald's China successively stopped the packaging boxes of McDonald's chicken drumstick, wheat ayu and plate roast chicken drumstick, and replaced it with single-layer packaging paper, reducing the amount of paper used for packaging related products by nearly 80%. The amount of packaging paper used for French fries boxes, pie boxes, hamburger wrappers, napkins, and Happy Meal boxes has also been reduced by about 20%. Earlier in 2007, McDonald's China was the first to provide paper take-out bags. Over the past ten years, the company has reduced the number of plastic bags used by more than 2 billion. The Maixuanfeng plastic cup has been replaced, and the plastic knife and fork have been adjusted in size. Now, McDonald's China has put forward a further sustainable development plan: before 2020, 100% of the paper food packaging used in China will come from raw paper certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) or the Forest Certification and Accreditation Program (PEFC). From the end of 2018 to 2022, McDonald's China will open more than 1,800 green restaurants, accounting for more than 95% of all new restaurants. Relevant restaurants will meet the certification standards of the 'Interior Design and Construction' category in the 'Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)' issued by the U.S. Green Building Council. That is, from restaurant location and design, building materials and construction, to energy management, the whole city reduces the impact on the environment and promotes energy conservation and emission reduction. In fact, for McDonald's, reducing plastic straws and packaging is a measure that conforms to the trend of industry development. Large food and beverage companies are facing increasing pressure from environmental protection calls and plastic restrictions. In January 2018, British Prime Minister Theresa May stated that he would remove all avoidable plastic waste within 25 years. On May 28, 2018, the European Union announced the draft of a comprehensive 'plastic restriction order'-including plastic cotton swabs, tableware, straws and other disposable plastic products will be strictly restricted, and EU member states must recycle 90% of them before 2025 Sexual plastic beverage bottles. Coffee chain brand Costa announced in January 2018 that it would stop providing plastic straws and switch to non-plastic products. On July 9, 2018, Starbucks announced that it will no longer use plastic straws by 2020, and will replace plastic straws with a recyclable lid that looks like a sippy cup used by children. , There is a raised drainage groove on the lid of the cup, so you can drink the beverage directly.
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