As the ban rolls out, sellers on eBay have decided to make some extra money from those resisting change.
One listing on the auction site is hoping for £1,000 (AU $1,840) from a single straw, with international postage available (at a cost).
The description lists the "vintage" item as a "brilliant uncirculated brand new McDonald's straw this is soon to become the stuff of legend, imagine your (sic) about 50 years older than you are now, telling your grandchildren how you got given plastic straws from McDonald's and they will look up to you like god!"
While another item is listed at an eye-watering £3,000 (AU $5,500).
The decision to remove the straws from McDonald's restaurants in the UK has already saved 1.8 million plastic straws from being sent to the tip, with McDonald's Australia also phasing them out across 970 restaurants around the country.
Following the ban, 1.8 million plastic straws have already been saved from going to the tip, and McDonald's Australia plans to implement a similar initiative in 970 restaurants around the country.
Robert Sexton, McDonald's Australia Director of Supply Chain, told 7NEWS.com.au that they know a solution to use less plastic is something their customers are screaming out for.
"As one of the world’s largest restaurant businesses, we know we have the responsibility and opportunity to make significant change," he said.
"Together with the global business, we have been working for some time to find appropriate alternatives. We know plastic straws is a topic our customers are passionate about and we will find a viable solution."
With a full ban of plastic straws being in place by 2020 in Australian McDonald's, local collectors might want to start stocking up.
This content originally appeared on 7NEWS.com.au