eBay sellers listing ‘rare’ plastic McDonald’s straws for as much as £5,000

eBay sellers listing ‘rare’ plastic McDonald’s straws for as much as £5,000

McDonald’s fans may remember the switch the fast food giant made to paper straws a few years back.

Well now, those who still have the discontinued straws laying about are selling them on eBay for eye-watering sums of money.

Currently, there are 29 listings on the buy-and-sell site for the “rare” McDonald’s merchandise with some asking for as much as £5,000.

Unsurprisingly, there are no bids on this listing despite the seller’s free postage offer.

However, £4,500 appears to be a bargain to a few McDonald’s fans as one seller who priced their “brand-new, unused, unopened and undamaged” straw has supposedly sold three at that price – that’s a hefty profit.

But the seller doesn’t appear to be stopping there as there are six more straws available.

McDonald’s banned plastic straws from its restaurants in September 2018 as part of a green drive.

Although the plastic straws that were being given out by the restaurant were still recyclable, the fast-food giant wanted to take things one step further as they announced that it was making way for paper straws.

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

At the time, McDonald’s boss Paul Pomroy said: “Customers have told us that they don’t want to be given a straw and that they want to have to ask for one, so we’re acting on that.

“Straws are one of those things that people feel passionately about, and rightly so, and we’re moving those straws behind the front counter.”