Stephen McNeice
Stephen McNeice

16.40 17 Apr 2019


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Supermac's has become the latest company to announce plans to remove plastic straws from its outlets.

The Irish fast-food chain is to replace plastic straws with paper ones in all of its 116 restaurants.

Plastic straws are being phased out over the coming weeks.

Supermac's managing director, Pat McDonagh, said they will be making more changes in a bid to eliminate single use plastics.

He said: "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."

Climate Action and Environment Minister Richard Bruton welcomed the announcement, saying such 'practical steps' help put the country on a more sustainable path.

He added: "[That] is essential if we are to achieve the step up that is required across the board."

A number of other companies operating here have previously announced plans to remove plastic straws.

Those include McDonald's, Starbucks, Centra and Insomnia.

Earlier this year, the Government announced that all departments, public bodies and schools would stop purchasing single-use cups, cutlery and straws.

Main image: File photo of Supermac's restaurant. Photo: Laura Hutton/RollingNews.ie

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