The restaurant chain will aim to get all items like bags, straws, wrappers and cups from recycled or renewable materials, up from half currently.

McDonald’s also wants 100% of its restaurants to recycle packaging by then, compared with only 10% now.

It comes as UK supermarket Iceland has promised to drastically reduce its plastic packaging by the end of 2023.

Both companies said there was an overwhelming demand from customers to make packaging more environmentally friendly.