The goal of the protests, the first in over 100 years, was to pressure McDonald’s to institute stronger policies to protect workers from sexual harassment at its more than 14,000 stores in the United States.
The plastic peril has been slowly invading our oceans and ecosystems. Since restaurants are one of the leading consumers of plastic materials, this step by McDonald's has paved the way for other food outlets to move away from plastic.
The burger chain and other fast-food companies have been facing increasing pressure from customers and environmental activists to stop using plastic straws because they can end up in the ocean and harm marine life.
While the legal tussle between the entities is going on at various forums, including the Delhi High Court, the NCLT in July had appointed Singhvi as the administrator to ensure smooth functioning of the restaurants run by CPRL.