McDonald’s enlists Canadian artists to create upcycled artwork with straws

McDonald’s Canada and Kelowna’s The Rogerie team up for a cool initiative

McDonald’s Canada revealed the results of a recent initiative today that saw the fast food chain team up with Kelowna’s The Rogerie and a collection of Canadian artists to create unique upcycled artworks from plastic straws. 

To mark its transition from plastic straws to paper straws, 15 Canadian artists were commissioned to create their own original artwork in the shape of a McDonald’s tray that reflect the artists’ perspectives on sustainability and the environment, with each limited-edition tray being donated to Ronald McDonald House Charities across Canada. 


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Although one could argue that the impending Canada-wide single-use plastics ban made McDonald’s transition from plastic to paper inevitable, we do love to see local Canadian artists in the limelight.

Participating artists in the Last Straw Initiative include: 

More information about the artists, their inspiration for their artwork, and more can be found online.