One Big Mac, Hold the Box!

McDonald's faces a children's crusade against polystyrene

Many adults like McDonald's for its convenience, but children have a special devotion. The sight of the Golden Arches seems to send kids' blood racing. Lately, though, some disillusioned youngsters have been insisting on eating elsewhere. A few have even been picketing McDonald's stores. To urge a boycott of the company's outlets, Kurtiz Schneid, a New Jersey high school student, demonstrated in front of the United Nations dressed as "Ronald McToxic." His message: "The planet deserves a break today!"

Why would children resist their craving for Chicken McNuggets? In a word: polystyrene. Environmentally conscious youngsters are up in arms about the...

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