Tens of thousands of people have signed a petition calling on McDonald's to bring its plastic straws back, with the author writing that he wants them back so he can "drink my milkshake proper".
But new information has revealed that the new paper straws are not yet "easy to recycle" and should instead be put into general waste.
An internal memo seen by The Sun revealed that the new paper straws actually can not be recycled, the document reading: "Paper straws are not yet recyclable and should be disposed of in general waste until further notice".
Meanwhile, an internal memo seen by The Sun newspaper says that the thickness of paper straws also made it harder for them to be recycled.
When it confirmed the move, McDonald's said the two suppliers it had found to meet its needs for paper straws were the start-up Transcend Packaging based in Wales, and global company Huhtamaki which would produce the straws at its plant in Belfast.
There are a number of consumer items that are widely assumed to be recyclable but aren't, including takeaway coffee cups, diapers, styrofoam, tissues, plastic wraps, gift wrap, chip packets, greasy takeaway boxes, and food containers that haven't been thoroughly rinsed.
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A McDonald's spokesperson said its paper straws were actually unrecyclable.
McDonald's also added that "This waste from our restaurants does not go to a landfill, but is used to generate energy". We use 1.8million straws a day, so this is a significant step in reducing single-use plastic.
Another spokesperson told Business Insider that the problem is "a wider industry issue, as the infrastructure needed to recycle has not kept pace with the emergence of paper straws".
Friends of the Earth's Julian Kirby called on McDonald's to axe all straws. We should be thinking about how to avoid waste creation.
The company said it's working on a solution, so the straws heading to the trash should just be temporary, the BBC reported.
Many customers are unhappy with these new straws.