McDonald’s practice of giving out plastic bags for drinks has contributed to an immense burden on Hong Kong’s landfill. The material of the bags is in fact polyethylene, a non-degradable material.
It is found that McDonald’s Hong Kong’s policy regarding plastic bag distribution does not align with its in-store practice. The company promises to give out plastic bag only upon request, but in reality, it distributes plastic bag without specific request.
Most of the customers had reflected that the plastic bags are unnecessary, not giving away plastic bags could be beneficial to the environment and facilitate the reduction of landfill burden.