Every plastic straw that has ever been manufactured still exists on the planet today. Why? Because plastic straws are specifically designed to last. Replacing plastic straws with biodegradable paper straws is a simple and sensible step toward a more environmentally conscious world.
On average, plastic straws take 200 years to break down because they are not biodegradable. Billions of plastic straws are added to our growing landfills each day after a single use at a restaurant, gas station, convenience store, sports stadium, or theme park – and millions of them wind up in our oceans.
Once in our oceans and waterways, plastic straws cause great harm to marine creatures such as sea turtles, sea birds, dolphins, sharks, seals, and whales. After long-term exposure to salt water and sunlight, plastic waste also breaks up into smaller pieces (called microplastics) that pose further danger to aquatic life and are found everywhere in our oceans, “from sea surface to the deepest crevice in the sea floor.”
Food and beverage companies can make a significant environmental impact by sourcing responsible products:
People around the world can reduce plastic straw usage by demanding biodegradable paper straws at their local coffee shops, convenience stores, restaurants, grocery stores, etc. Paper straws are an easy, eco-friendly, and marine-friendly alternative to plastic straws. Even better, biodegradable paper straws break down in days as opposed to hundreds of years.
Global paper cup manufacturer ConverPack has joined the revolution to replace polluting plastic straws with biodegradable and compostable paper straws. ConverPack’s Ecolyptus® Paper straws are available in a multitude of colors as well as in several stock designs. You can even create your own unique design! Contact ConverPack today to place your order.