"Why the Plastic Straw?
Plastic straws are consistently among the top 10 items found during beach cleanups around the world(4*) and nearly all plastic straws are NOT recyclable." https://www.strawlessocean.org/
Compostable plastic straws are NOT a universally suggested alternative to plastic. Why? Because if a compostable plastic straw ends up in the water, it will act the same way as a regular plastic straw(5*). Compostable plastics need to undergo the industrial composting process to ensure that they are not harmful when they reach the water. Many cities don’t have industrial composting and even in those cities that do, it requires individuals todispose of compostable plastic straws properly" https://www.strawlessocean.org/
Sources from StrawlessOcean.org
"*4 - OCEAN CONSERVANCY. 2017. International Coastal Cleanup 2017 Report."
"*5 - THE GUARDIAN. Adam Vaughan. 2016. Biodegradable plastic ‘false solution’ for ocean waste problem"
Why the Paper Straw?
Paper straws give us a perfect alternative to plastic straws. They are ECO Friendly and biodegradable.
Spread the Word
Follow the Campaign like many businesses across the United States who have made a pledge to switch our consumption to a plastic straw free environment.
Help us spread the word by joining our campaign with the Strawless Ocean campaign #PlasticStrawFree For A Strawless Ocean (Twitter). Post your own photos to our campaign or start your own https://www.strawlessocean.org/
For the greater disposable good. Making "earth friendly" disposable products means that these products must be made with the fewest natural resources as possible.
"Most traditional plastic food service products are made with foam, polystyrene, or polyethylene — plastics which are made with petroleum, or oil." There is no such thing as a completely sustainable disposable cup, but there are ways to make the least impact on the planet.
"Sustainable disposables" in itself sounds "like an oxymoron, but we live in a consumer culture where disposable products are ubiquitous. And they are not going away anytime soon." Moving forward, we have an incredible opportunity for all of us to help make a difference by switching to more sustainable disposable products.
We offer various "Biodegradable" and "Recyclable" disposables in our wholesale and retail division. Please call or email us today, to find out how you can be part of shifting the industry in a better direction!