A number of fast food chains, including McDonald's, Burger King, and Subway, have their work cut out for them: the EU is clamping down on plastic. Though some fast food chains are now using paper, many are now having to rethink ways of packaging their food. Though you'll still find plastic straws in many McDonald's, Burger Kings, and Subways, the EU's ban is taking a tough stance on single-use plastics. So far, no one has come up with any alternatives to straws and customers who want to eat plastic-free only have the choice of eating out of a basic cup — without a lid or a straw. Even the paper cups don't provide non-plastic lids. Burger King and McDonald's are still using plastic dishes In many cases, salad still comes served in plastic dishes and the cutlery that accompanies it is no different. At present, non-plastic trays are nowhere to be seen on the tables of most fast food joints. Everything is currently based almost exclusively on disposable tableware.