I’m referring to the banning of plastic straws all across “the civilized world,” in favor of the more “environmentally” friendly paper straws.
The only problem is…, drum roll please…, the plastic straws are actually the more environmentally friendly ones!!!
Of course, in the liberal world…, the appearance of something being effective is considerably more important than the actual effectiveness of something.
Rob Picheta, of CNN Business, reports that, “McDonald’s has reportedly admitted that its new paper straws, rolled out last year to help ‘protect the environment,’ can’t be recycled — unlike the plastic versions they replaced.”
“The fast food giant acknowledged on Monday that the new versions are too thick to be processed by its recyclers. While the materials are recyclable, their current thickness makes it difficult for them to be processed by our waste solution providers, who also help us recycle our paper cups,” a McDonald’s spokesman told the UK’s Press Association news agency.”
Let’s not lose sight of the fact that we got those evil plastic straws banned…, regardless of the actual effect on the environment!
“The issue was first revealed by The Sun newspaper, which published an internal McDonald’s memo (Was it written by Ronald McDonald himself?!), saying that the company’s paper straws ‘are not yet recyclable and should be disposed of in general waste until further notice.’”
“When the firm announced the introduction of paper straws in June 2018, it said the move was ‘part of wider efforts to protect the environment.’”
If the effort was much wider we’d have a real environmental crisis on our hands!
‘“The government’s ambitious plans, combined with strong customer opinion, has helped to accelerate the move away from plastic and I’m proud that we’ve been able to play our part in helping to achieve this societal change,’ Paul Pomroy, CEO of McDonald’s UK and Ireland, said in a press release at the time.”
Yes…, he’s sooo proud they’ve “helped to accelerate the move away from plastic and proud that they’ve been able to play their part in helping to achieve this societal change…,” even though their change is actually harming the environment more.
That’s liberalism for ‘ya.
“But the new straws were unpopular even before the latest revelation. Numerous social media users complained that they became soggy in drinks, and a petition calling on the firm to bring back their old straws has been signed more than 50,000 times.”
Our straws are soggy!
Bring back the evil, environment destroying, plastic straws!
The fate of planet Earth be damned!
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