McDonald's Canada will replace most single-use plastics with renewable, recycled or certified sources by December

The company says that this will remove 840 tons of plastics from distribution

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      One of Canada's fast-food giants is aiming to lower its carbon footprint.

      McDonald's Canada announced this week that it will introduce wooden cutlery, wooden stir sticks, and paper straws at more than 1,400 of its restaurants across the country.

      This will result in a reduction of 840 tons of plastics from being used.

      "By removing these single-use plastics in our restaurants, we show our ongoing commitment to minimize our environmental footprint and to help protect the planet for future generations,” McDonald’s Canada supply chain officer Rob Dick said in a company news release.

      The statement noted that wooden cutlery would not replace McFlurry spoons.

      The rollout will begin in October with "the last plastic straw" to be used in December.

      Three years ago, a petition was posted on demanding that McDonald's ban plastic straws. It attracted 28,235 supporters.