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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Plastic straws will soon be history at McDonald’s in Ireland and the United Kingdom.

Monmouth Beach Approves Ban On Plastic Straws, Bags

The fast-food chain says restaurants there will switch to paper straws, starting in September.

The changeover to paper straws is expected to be complete next year.

Poll: 75 Percent Oppose Smoking On New Jersey Beaches

McDonald’s says most customers supported the move, as support grows for the fight against plastic pollution.