McDonald's isn't done talking about cardboard straws yet, as it would like the world to know that it has been working very hard with numerous teams of paper scientists to make one that's better than the old one.
The newer straw is to launch across Europe soon, and will be made from fully – or at least more easily now – recyclable materials this time too, just in case anyone wants to drag up other past boring sucktube controversies. A spokesperson for the [speech marks] restaurant [close speech marks] said: "Following feedback from customers, and as the packaging industry has evolved, the paper straws being rolled out are now stronger while remaining made of fully recyclable materials."
No matter where you go in the world, there's likely a McDonald's nearby. But while it seems its greasy hegemony over the fast food industry is endless, there's one place it will likely never build a store following a recent decision.
This post originally appeared on Gizmodo UK, which is gobbling up the news in a different timezone.