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Supermac's Removing Plastic Straws From All Its Restaurants

Stephen McNeice
Stephen McNeice

6:04 PM - 17 Apr 2019



The fast food chain Supermac's has started removing plastic straws from all its restaurants.

The company is replacing them with paper straws at 116 stores across the country.

Supermac's said the process has already begun, with the plastic ones being phased out over the coming weeks.

Managing director Pat McDonagh said it's one of a number of measures being introduced to cut down on single use plastic.

He explained: "Continuing from [the straws], we intend to over the next couple of months to replace the plastic punnets with paper punnets which are obviously of food grade.

“We recognise the strain that single use plastics are having on our environment and that every little bit counts."

Welcoming the announcement, Environment Minister Richard Bruton said such "practical steps" are necessary to put Ireland on a more sustainable path.

Supermac's joins companies such as McDonald's and Starbucks, who've already committed to ditching plastic straws.

Main image: File photo of Supermac's restaurant. Picture by: Niall Carson/PA Wire/PA Images


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