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McDonald’s is Testing a New Strawless Lid and It’s About Time

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I am all for how we can help the environment and keep plastic out of the ocean!

So, honestly, when I heard the news that McDonald’s is testing a new strawless lid, I was excited.


Now, I get how convenient a straw is and sometimes, it just makes drinks taste better. I swear those big straws at McDonald’s make their Coke taste better.

But – if it helps the environment (and helps save the turtles) I am ALL IN!

With that being said, McDonald’s has already begun testing strawless lids in some US cities as part of a multi-year effort to make its packaging more environmentally friendly.


“These lids help optimize our packaging and eliminate the use of small plastics, just one example of the many solutions we’re reviewing as part of our ongoing global commitment to reduce waste,”

a McDonald’s spokesperson said in a statement.

Similar to the Starbucks strawless lids that have a small slit for sipping, McDonald’s strawless lids have a pullback tab to prevent the drink from splashing out.


To drink from it, customers have to pull the tab back and slot it into a small opening.


Many corporations have already made the move towards using less plastic in their cups. Aside from the strawless lid, Starbucks has also moved away from their iconic green plastic straws to more sustainable option.


Honestly, I think it’s great and I think it’s time. There is just too much plastic waste.

The McDonald’s strawless lid is being tested in select cities right now but hopefully, it will be available globally soon!

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