In a wonderful attempt to conserve the environment, the fast-food mega-giant, McDonald’s has redesigned its packaging for the sale of its McFlurry ice creams and salads, by giving up on the plastic lids, hoping to cut 102 metric tons of plastic a year.
IThey did this by ensuring that from September, the shaker salads and McFlurries, will be packaged in a pot made from “carton board” which is completely recyclable.
Half of the material is made from recyclable items and the coating designed to keep the pots rigid is also environmentally friendly.
But some customers have pointed out that the desserts will still come with a non-recyclable plastic spoon.
One fan wrote on Twitter: “Err… clearly spoons didn’t get considered?? @McDonald’s #EpicFail”.
Another said: “McDonald’s latest dumb idea, replacing the plastic lids on McFlurry’s but still keeping plastic spoons.”
Elliott Bunker wrote: “@McDonalds great step forward, now just get rid of those huge plastic spoons!.”
One customer promised: “@McDonalds get rid of the plastic (not recyclable) spoon for mcflurrys!! They’re so wasteful! I will not purchase another mcflurry until you address this. #recyclable #recycling #plasticwaste #plasticpollution.”
We put the question to McDonald’s who said that they couldn’t get rid of the spoon yet because it’s an essential part of making the McFlurry so fluffy.