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McDonald's Plastic Straws Listed On eBay For Thousands Of Pounds

Tom Wood

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McDonald's Plastic Straws Listed On eBay For Thousands Of Pounds

Hopeful eBay sellers have been listing plastic McDonald's straws on the online marketplace for eye-wateringly large amounts of money.

In fact, if you look carefully you can find listings for just one of the now-discontinued plastic straws, for as much as £5,000.

Obviously, there have been no bids registered on even a single one of the listings, but you have to admire the neck on someone who lists a single-use product from a fast food restaurant for thousands of pounds.

That is especially true when you consider that there are exactly similar products advertised on the site for just £2 that haven't attracted even a single bid.

Credit: eBay
Credit: eBay

It seems that nobody wants the old Maccies straws, as much as these online chancers have tried to create interest in the market.

As you'll no doubt remember, McDonald's banned the plastic straws from their restaurants in September 2018, announcing that it was moving away from all of its single use plastic items.

Before that, the company was going through 1.8 million plastic straws each day in the UK.

Now, you've got to make do with a paper one - which isn't actually that bad, really - or you could fork over the big bucks to get one from the internet.

On the most expensive listing - which actually comes with free postage as an incentive - someone's trying to charge £5,000 for just one of the straws.

It's described as 'rare' and 'still in paper', as well as the condition being listed as 'new'.

Credit: eBay
Credit: eBay

Still, you'd have to have rocks in your head to consider paying even one percent of that. How much can you really want to drink from a branded plastic straw?

Should you not wish to pay the entire balance up front, eBay also offers a payment plan, where you can pay from £236 per month over a 24-month period.

That would mean that in total you'd pay out £5,664 for your drinking utensil.

McDonald's announced that it was getting shut of plastic straws - which take hundreds of years to decompose - in 2018, stating: "Reflecting the broader public debate, our customers told us they wanted to see a move on straws."

Credit: eBay
Credit: eBay

At the time, Environment Secretary Michael Gove said that it was a 'significant contribution' to aiding the environment and 'a fine example to other large businesses'.

Still, if you're that bothered about wanting to drink from a straw that will live longer in a landfill site than you will on this wretched planet, you can spend thousands and get hold of one on eBay.

Someone will gladly take your money from you.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: ebay, Food And Drink, Weird, McDonald's

Tom Wood
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