McDonald’s is being called on to stop its introduction of paper straws in the UK, amidst claims that they dissolve in drinks. The restaurant is switching from plastic to paper straws at all of their 1,361 restaurants after customer pressure.
An online petition calling for a return to plastic straws has so far gathered more than 40,000 signatures. McDonald’s have said they are “doing the right thing” while some customers feel that their needs should be considered.
Things to talk about at home…
– Do you think people should be complaining about the paper straws not being as good as the plastic ones? Why?
– Can you think of any everyday items that we throwaway when perhaps they could be reused?