McDonald’s replaced their plastic straws last year by introducing paper straws to all 1,361 McDonald’s restaurants in the United Kingdom and Ireland after a trial period.

However, the fast-food giant has now reportedly verified that its new paper straws that pledged to “protect the environment,” cannot be recycled.

“While the materials are recyclable, their current thickness makes it difficult for them to be processed by our waste solution providers, who also help us recycle our paper cups,” acknowledged a McDonald’s spokesman to UK’s Press Association news agency.

Since customers were unhappy with the new straws as they would dissolve before a drink could be finished, McDonald’s strengthened their paper straws.

A consumer had tweeted:

With the paper straws they are fine for Coke but the other day I had a milkshake and I struggled so so much that I ended up getting one of my own plastic straws at home.

Another questioned what clown comes up with ideas like these…

Some felt like they were sucking newspaper!

Consumers also pointed out that straws are not even a necessity.

A petition calling on the food chain to bring back their old straws has also been signed by many and the firm has admitted that its plastic straws were “100 percent recyclable”.

Earlier, two British girls, 9-year-old Ella, and 7-year-old Caitlin had launched a petition on against McDonald’s and Burger King challenging the fast-food chains to stop giving out plastic toys with their kid’s meals because they’re a threat to the environment too.

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