The fast-food restaurant decided to make the switch to reduce damage to the environment but some people have complained they can no longer enjoy drinks, especially milkshakes. Customers were so upset they started a petition to bring back plastic straws, which already has more than 30,000 signatures.
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McDonald’s has divided British customers after swapping plastic straws for paper in a number of branches. The fast-food chain is gradually making the switch from plastic to paper in across their 1,361 restaurants in the UK and Ireland after facing pressure from environmentalists to become more eco-friendly.
However the new straws have left customers disappointed, with many taking to Twitter to express their frustration at the quality, saying they ‘dissolve’ in drinks.
A stream of social media users have blasted McDonald’s paper straws claiming that they dissolve before a drink can be finished. Calling for the return of plastic straws, some customers have even suggested boycotting the fast-food provider until their demands are met.
Writing on Twitter one person said: ‘I agree with the plastic straws being scrapped, yet also agree with comments on the paper straws being useless for milkshakes, which is the only drink I get from McDonald’s. The paper straws collapse before your halfway through the drink’
Another wrote: ‘All for McDonald’s paper straws but they could make them a bit stronger yano, act like a *** bath bomb in my coke’
A third added: ‘PurpleDon2973 this is what I was telling you about the other day! I couldn’t drink my shake at all, the straw dissolved before the shake was melted enough to suck! @McDonaldsUK’
Following the news of the petition many people have taken to the online platform to slam those who are campaigning for the return of plastic.
A user speaking under the handle ‘Gigglechops74’ declared that those asking for the return of plastic show a lack of care about the environment.
She wrote: ‘People are being blown up stabbed + murdered but McDonald’s fans have more important problems… hating paper straws + wanting plastic ones back which damage environment + kill nature… but as long as your pathetic issues are addressed huh? This world is doomed!’
Another said: ‘Absolutely loving how much everyone is starting to care about the environment, but then there’s those ***** that are signing petitions for McDonald’s to bring back plastic straws, just drink from the cup if you don’t want to use a paper straw?’