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Greenpeace pleads to halt plastic cutlery waste at fast food giants
Nov 20, 2017

Greenpeace has called on local fast food chains to phase out their use of single-use plastics like cutlery and straws.

The green group says restaurants are giving out hundreds of thousands of these items every single day, and most of them end up in the city’s landfills.

The group said it monitored 10 percent of McDonald's outlets in Hong Kong – 24 restaurants – for two hours in the morning and again at lunchtime and counted 460,000 pieces being handed out in a single day.

Campaigner Andy Chu said these corporations have the resources to come up with solutions that are convenient and environmentally friendly.

"Let's not pollute the environment but also have the convenience. That's something the fast food chains should be responsible for. They're big, they're multinational. They have the money. They have the human resources. They should be able to sort out such problems," he said.-RTHK

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