disposable products

Paper cups
Feb 10 '20 11:10

The vast majority of paper coffee cups from the Dutch government are too dirty to be recycled, according to waste processor Renewi. 85 million cups from the Ministries were therefore incinerated instead of recycled into toilet paper, the Telegraaf reports. 

According to Renewi, the cups were full of nuts, cans, cores and bags, so they could not be processed. "More than 90 percent did not meet our conditions," manager Arend Verhoeven said. The company reported this to the government, he added.

Beach cleanup
Aug 16 '19 08:54

A total of 2,568 volunteers picked up 10,991 kilograms of waste on Dutch beaches during the North Sea foundation's great cleanup, the foundation announced at the end of the two-week long cleanup campaign on Thursday. Last year, 11,163 kilograms of trash was removed from Dutch beaches, Het Parool reports.

McDonald's beverage
Jun 15 '18 16:10

McDonald's in the Netherlands plans to get rid of all plastic straws with their drinks from next year. What they will be replaced with, is still being decided, RTL Nieuws reports.

The Dutch branch of McDonald's is currently looking at how tests go in other countries before deciding on what alternative to go for. "You can think of straws made of paper or no straw at all", a spokesperson said to the broadcaster. "Think of a tute like with coffee cups."

The company plans to choose its alternative by the end of the year.

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