McDonald's slammed for ditching plastic straws and replacing them with paper ...

McDonald's is slammed for ditching its plastic straws and replacing them with environmentally-friendly paper ones – with critics saying they go soggy after a few sips Customers left furious over McDonald's new environmentally friendly straws Fast food lovers claim the paper straws collapse and are impossible to drink from A Queensland man even staged his own one-man protest outside a restaurant But some have spoken out in support of the new greener change to straws

By Levi Parsons For Daily Mail Australia

Published: 05:23 GMT, 5 January 2021 | Updated: 05:31 GMT, 5 January 2021

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McDonald's has ditched plastic straws for a new environmentally-friendly alternative - but some customers say the new straws suck.

A growing group of fast food lovers claim the biodegradable paper straws go soggy and collapse after just a few sips and are begging the golden arches to switch back to plastic.

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Queensland man Jayce Cunning, 23, even staged his own one-man protest outside a restaurant where he was photographed holding up a sign that read 'bring back plastic straws'.

But others have taken to social media to label the complaints 'first world problems'.  

Queensland man Jayce Cunning, 23, staged his own one-man protest outside Currumundi McDonald where he was photographed holding up a sign that read 'bring back plastic straws'

Queensland man Jayce Cunning, 23, staged his own one-man protest outside Currumundi McDonald where he was photographed holding up a sign that read 'bring back plastic straws'

McDonald's have ditched plastic straws (pictured)

But customers say the new environmentally-friendly alternative sucks

McDonald's have ditched plastic straws (pictured left) for a new environmentally-friendly alternative (pictured right) - but customers say the new straws suck

The BMX pro said the now viral photo was taken outside Currumundi McDonald's on the Sunshine Coast as a bit of a joke, but since uploading it he's received a wave of support.

'I wouldn't say I hate the paper straws. I just don't think they are comfortable to drink out of and they go soft and gross after a while,' Cunning said.

'People have told me drinking frozen drinks and iced coffees are much worse but I haven't had those.'

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Some have labelled the frustration over the new straws 'first world problems' and said

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