McDonald’s Resists EU Push to Mandate Reusable Packaging
- Early ventures in reuse have been discouraging, company says
- EU debates plan to reduce single-use materials in restaurants
Fast-food companies are pushing back against European Union proposals to require all restaurants to use reusable materials for serving dine—in customers, warning that early experiences with reuse aren’t promising.
McDonald’s said that after spending years reducing the use of environmentally harmful plastics in its restaurants by focusing on recycling and recyclable packaging, the EU plan would amount to a reversal.