The Last Straw

In 2021, McDonald’s restaurants in Canada transitioned to using paper straws from plastic straws  in restaurants, alongside the removal of other single-use plastics, namely plastic cutlery*, stir sticks and straws as part of our global packaging commitment. We saw an opportunity to give new life to some single-use plastic straws. The Last Straw is an initiative focused on sustainability and upcycling. Working alongside The Rogerie, a Canadian owned company that specializes in making products from existing plastic, we turned our plastic straws into replicas of our iconic trays. A diverse group of 15 Canadian and Indigenous artists were selected to use these trays as canvases to portray their own unique styles of art. The pieces are a reflection of their perspective on sustainability and the environment.

Artist Gallery

Nicole Wolf art

Nicole Wolf

Calgary, AB

Ray Dak Lam art

Ray Dak Lam

Edmonton, AB

Jarrett Sitter art

Jarett Sitter

Calgary, AB

Tierney Milne art

Tierney Milne

Vancouver, BC

Justin Currie art

Justin Currie

Winnipeg, MB

Kirsten Stackhouse art

Kirsten Stackhouse

Fredericton, NB

Bella Seonyoung Heo art

Bella Seonyoung Heo

Mount Pearl, NFL

Élana Camille art

Élana Camille

Halifax, NS

Rachel Joanis art

Rachel Joanis

Toronto, ON

Mateusz Napieralski art

Mateusz Napieralski

Toronto, ON

Ryan Pooman art

Ryan Pooman

Thunder Bay, ON

Genevieve Andersen art

Genevieve Andersen

Shawinigan, QC

Anne-Julie Dudemaine art

Anne-Julie Dudemaine

Montreal, QC

Chris Morin art

Chris Morin

Saskatoon, SK

Monika Melnychuk art

Monika Melnychuk

Whitehorse, YT

*Excluding McFlurry® spoons.

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