As You Sow, a shareholder advocacy group, is once again trying to convince McDonald's Corp. to stop using expanded polystyrene.
The Oakland, Calif.-based group has refiled a resolution with the restaurant giant asking the company to assess the impact of EPS use in beverage cups and trays.
This is the same proposal that shareholders voted on earlier this year that received nearly one-third support, the group said.
As You Sow points out that McDonald's has discontinued use of EPS in hot beverage cups in the United States, but still uses the material overseas. The company also uses EPS for certain cold beverage cups and trays in some U.S. markets, the group said.
The group raises concerns about the recycling rate for EPS and the impact on the environment.
Actiam, which describes itself as a "responsible fund and asset manager," and JLens, a network of Jewish faith-based investors, joined with As You Sow to file the proposal.
As You Sow wants the company to issue a report assessing the environmental impacts of continued EPS use