McDonald’s customers have been left angry after their plastic straws were replaced with paper ones as the fast food giant looks to phase out plastic.
The fast-food restaurant is making the change to reduce the damage to the environment but customers are now companioning they can no longer enjoy their milkshakes.
One customer 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.”
— Joe Gomez (@joegmez) April 21, 2019
Customers have been so upset that there is a petition available that has already hit more than 30,000 signatures.
A McDonalds spokesman said ‘Our suppliers have made us paper straws that last at least 30 minutes in most, if not all liquids. ‘They were introduced following customer feedback, and we are pleased to be doing the right thing in removing plastic from our stores.’
McDonalds has promised to completely eradicate its use of plastic straws in Australia by 2020.
Last year it was reported that more than 10 million plastic straws were used in Australia every day.