"McDonald’s to Replace Foam Beverage Cups with Paper"

"OAK BROOK, Illinois -- McDonald’s Corporation, the world’s largest fast food franchise, will replace polystyrene foam hot beverage cups with paper-based cups at all its 14,000 U.S. restaurants."

"The company confirmed this change to  the California-based nonprofit As You Sow on September 24 after nearly three years of engagement with the advocacy group, which works to persuade companies to adopt sustainable and equitable corporate practices.

'We congratulate McDonald’s on its decision to stop using foam beverage cups, which will reduce the threat of plastic pollution to the world’s oceans and provide a more recyclable, valuable alternative in paper fiber,' said Conrad MacKerron, senior vice president for As You Sow."

Environment News Service had the story September 26, 2013.

Source: ENS, 09/27/2013