The restuarant chain McDonald's is to replace plastic straws with paper straws in all of its UK and Ireland restaurants starting from September 2018. 

The restaurant chain, which currently uses 1.8 million straws a day in the UK have said, "Reflecting the broader public debate, our customers told us they wanted to see a move on straws." 

The decision, to remove all plastic straws, was taken following a successful trial across selected restaurants earlier this year. 

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