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Are paper straws biodegradable?

Author: Site Editor     Publish Time: 2020-10-06      Origin: Site

Every day, billions of plastic straws are discarded all over the world. In the United States alone, it is estimated that more than 170 million straws are used and thrown away every day. Maybe you have never thought about whether disposable plastic straws are harmful. There are too many pollution hazards in your life that you don't know about, and they are always hard to prevent. However, in the past year, the public's strong resistance to disposable plastic straws has begun to develop globally, and the era of plastic straws seems to pass soon. Looking for new products to reduce the adverse impact on the natural environment is becoming more and more urgent, even as small as plastic straws. So who will replace it?

Paper straws are perhaps the most popular alternative to plastic straws, and the best choice for many giants in the takeaway beverage industry. For example, on June 30, McDonald's China announced that starting from today, nearly a thousand restaurants in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, and Shenzhen will be the first to stop using plastic straws, and at the same time make fine adjustments to the design of the cup lid. Zhu Lei, vice president of Starbucks China, said that at the end of last year, all of its more than 4,000 stores in China had banned plastic straws. As of June this year, China has reduced the use of plastic straws by more than half a year before it began preparations for implementation. 11 million pieces. So is the paper straw environmentally friendly?

The currently visible straws are as follows, disposable plastic straws, glass straws, stainless steel straws, silicone straws and paper straws.


Disposable plastic straw: plastic material, not resistant to high temperature, low quality is more harmful to human body.

Glass straw: high borosilicate heat-resistant glass, which is healthier than plastic, but it is fragile, not bite, not suitable for children. Not to be carried, not easy to clean, not suitable for parties and dining out.

Stainless steel straws: food-grade 304 stainless steel, healthy and non-toxic, but metal straws are difficult to carry around and are bulky. They are more suitable for use in restaurants, but they are difficult to clean and require strict cleaning and disinfection. The thermal conductivity is very good, so be careful to burn your mouth when drinking hot drinks. Like the glass straw, it is a hard straw, which has the risk of injury and is not suitable for children.

Silicone straws: food-grade silicone. The silicone straws are resistant to -30°C-240°C, which is even better. It tastes pliable, bite resistant, and does not hurt the mouth. But the price is expensive, and many cheap silicone straws on the market are fake products.

Paper straws: disposable paper straws are made of paper. Paper straws are safe and non-toxic, without any odor, but they tend to soften after being soaked for a long time.

Therefore, it can be seen from the comparison that paper straws are the best choice for disposable tableware, cheap, green and healthy.

Our paper straws are made of environmentally friendly food paper, which is compostable and degradable. The production process is non-toxic and harmless, and does not pollute the environment. From the source to the finished product, from the product to the packaging, they are 100% environmentally friendly and pollution-free. 

Our straws meet the hygiene requirements of food safety packaging in Europe, America and other countries. It is an environmentally friendly straw, which can be degraded and disappeared in the soil after a few months of use. It will not cause any pollution to the environment and is more conducive to green and sustainable development. Obviously, it is particularly important to use paper straws instead of plastic straws. High-quality products of conscience are truly reliable and environmentally friendly products.


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