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Someone's Selling McDonald's Plastic Straws On eBay For £1,000

Someone's Selling McDonald's Plastic Straws On eBay For £1,000

Earlier in the week it was revealed that nearly 40,000 people had signed a petition calling for McDonald's to bring back its plastic straws. But now the hysteria has gone even further as one cheeky eBay user attempts to flog a 'super rare' McDonald's plastic straw for £1,000.

The product description for the plastic drinking device reads: "Brilliant uncirculated brand new McDonald's straw this is soon to become the stuff of legend, imagine your about 50 years older than you are now, telling your grandchildren how you got given plastic straws from McDonald's and they will look up to you like god!"

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Credit: eBay
Credit: eBay

It continues: "And you will turn to them and laugh and say I'm no god, I was alive before the snowflake generation took over!

"Want to bring them back so you don't have to spend money on my listing? Then sign the petition."

This comes fast food lovers raged that their paper straws were disintegrating in their milkshakes, ruining the signature dessert.

Last year, McDonald's made the decision to switch to paper straws after a custom campaign which gained nearly 500,000 backers at the time.

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Before the switch, McDonald's were using an astonishing 1.8 million straws in the UK everyday, amid mounting concerns about the impact on the environment.

However, other brands might be forced to make the switch to paper if government plans to ban plastic straws entirely go ahead.

At the end of last year, environment secretary Michael Gove launched a consultation to ban the distribution and sale of plastic straws, drinks stirrers and cotton buds, which can devastate the world's oceans and the wildlife within.

This ban could come into play between October 2019 and October 2020, according to the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.

Gove said: "Our precious oceans and the wildlife within need urgent protection from the devastation throw-away plastic items can cause.

"I commend retailers, bars and restaurants that have already committed to removing plastic straws and stirrers. But we recognise we need to do more.

"Today we step-up our efforts to turn the tide on plastic pollution and ensure we leave our environment in a better state than we inherited it."

Featured Image Credit: eBay

Topics: Life News, Real, Food And Drink, McDonald's

Emma Rosemurgey

Emma Rosemurgey is an NCTJ trained Junior Journalist at Tyla. She graduated from the University of Central Lancashire in Preston and started her career in regional newspapers before joining the team in 2017. Contact her on [email protected]

 

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