McDonald's introduces straws on request

McDonald’s has introduced Straws on Request in all restaurants nationwide, following a successful trial period at the Valletta and Naxxar restaurants throughout December.

In order to encourage customers to cut plastic straw use, regular drinks will no longer be served with a straw, unless customers ask for one.  Other drinks like Milkshakes, Smoothies and Frappes will continue to be served with straws. 

The Straws on Request action is part of McDonald’s global commitment to continually improve the sustainability of all packaging to achieve its global goals of sourcing 100% of guest packaging from renewable, recycled, or certified sources by 2025 and to recycle guest packaging in 100% of McDonald’s restaurants globally.

“McDonald’s is committed to identifying sustainable alternatives to plastic straws,” McDonald’s General Manager for Malta Paul Dragan said. “Malta is the latest market to introduce the McDonald’s Straws on Request action. Customers have reacted very positively and we are confident that we will see a significant reduction in plastic straw use in our restaurants going forward.”