McDonald’s customers criticize ‘soggy’ eco-friendly straws: ‘Paper straws and milkshakes don’t go together’


McDonald’s customers in the UK are demanding the fast food chain bring back plastic straws, saying the new paper straws are not fit for purpose.

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Thirty thousand people have signed a petition to get rid of the new straws, which were introduced due to concerns about plastic pollution.

Many claim that the paper ones dissolve in their drinks and change the taste of products.

Some have taken to Twitter to rail against McDonald’s, with some even threatening to boycott the company until the plastic straws return.

One of them tweeted: “I really wanna save the turtles and stuff but @McDonalds paper straws are honestly just a rolled up sheet of paper, make them thicker !! I drink 2 sips and my straw is starting to stick together. “

“Paper straws and milkshakes don’t go together, won’t come back,” posted another, alongside an angry emoji.

Thirty thousand people have signed a petition to get rid of the new straws, which were introduced due to concerns about plastic pollution.
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A third exclaimed: “These new paper straws are awful @McDonalds. They overdrive too easily and are awful in the mouth. There must be better options?”

“Drinking @McDonalds milkshake through paper straws is vile,” another moaned.

The petition to remove the paper straws has since been withdrawn by the government, which said it was not something it could change with parliamentary debate.

But not everyone is against the change, and many have fought back saying it is better for the environment.

One of them posted: “You are the most selfish person if you sit complaining about @McDonalds paper straws.”

Another said: “God, I hope @McDonalds doesn’t give in to the petitions. If you don’t want paper straw, use your own reusable straw.”

Sun Online has contacted McDonald’s and is awaiting their comments.

McDonald’s has promised to roll out paper straws in all 1,361 branches in the UK and Ireland since last September, with the process to be completed later this year.

The new straws will use paper from certified sustainable sources, the company said.

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Paul Pomroy, Managing Director of McDonald’s UK & Ireland, said: “Reflecting the wider public debate, our customers told us they wanted to see a movement on the straws but do so without compromising their overall experience when they did. visit our restaurants.

“Over the past several months, we’ve been working closely with supplier partners to find a solution that works for both our customers and that the supply is there given the size of our business.”

The new straws will use paper from certified sustainable sources, the company said.

This story originally appeared on The Sun. Read more content from The Sun here.

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