McDonald's isn't McLovin' plastics in Australia, where it will ditch all plastic cutlery from its restaurants by the end of 2020, switching to fiber-based cutlery.
McDonald's Australia said in a March 2 news release that the change will remove 585 metric tons of plastic per year from its restaurants. It comes on top of a previous decision to cut plastic straws from its outlets.
"By removing plastic straws and cutlery from McDonald's restaurants, we are continuing to reduce our environmental footprint and will be removing more than 860 tonnes of plastic from our system," Kylie Freeland, director of supply chain and sustainability at McDonald's Australia, said in the release.
The fast food outlet said that 85 percent of its packaging is now fiber-based.