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Plastic straws could be banned in New York City if a new bill introduced in the city council this week goes through. Similar restrictions are being considered for California. Several cities there have already banned the plastic straw. And both the U.K. and Taiwan have announced plans to eliminate them. Today McDonald’s shareholders are scheduled to meet and consider a proposal to get rid of the company’s red and yellow striped plastic straws. What would it take for McDonald’s to change?

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