Over the past couple years, the environmental brigade has gone mad with their demands that companies and people ban plastic straws. Many companies latched onto this idea, declaring that they would no longer offer plastic straws in their establishments. One of those companies was the McDonalds Corporation, who swapped their plastic straws in the UK last year to be “greener”. However, the company has made a shocking revelation concerning the so-called “greener” paper straws.
The burger giant, has revealed that these straws cannot be recycled at all.
How is that for irony?
The Telegraph reports:
An internal memo has revealed that the paper straws must be put in general waste bins and then burned.
“When McDonald’s introduced paper straws it was getting pats on the back for being environmentally responsible,” an insider told The Sun.
They added: “But it seems like it was a stunt to appease green campaigners because the things go straight in the rubbish. It’s ridiculously stupid.”
The paper straws have come under fire from customers who said that they make it hard to drink milkshakes.
Before the change, McDonald’s had previously admitting to using 1.8million plastic straws in its UK restaurant each day.
They said its plastic straws were “100 per cent recyclable” but changed to paper because “more can be done”.
— Daily Mirror (@DailyMirror) August 5, 2019
Reaction to this “mess” was instant and on point:
Plastic straws aren't even a major problem to begin with: just 0.03% of ocean plastic. Fishing nets and cigarette butts are the problem. This whole thing is silly.
— Kat (@mostly_sleepy) August 5, 2019
The beautiful hypocrisy of it all. Why not just stop using straws all together, or just use normal ones and focus your efforts on something that hurts the planet more, like coal, oil, battery production for all those green cars and power plants, why not go nuclear. #ClownWorld
— Martin Ivanov 🇬🇧 (@Martiniosh) August 5, 2019
You can’t get much of the drink out with the paper straws they are a disgrace I don’t get the fact that the lid is plastic but the straws are paper
— akin (@akingg256) August 5, 2019
What do you think of this?