It’s no secret that plastic straws are wreaking havoc on the environment. But there are still times where consumers prefer to use a straw. So, to lower the impact on the environment, we now offer BioStraws made from FSC® certified paper.
After their useful life of about 20 minutes, plastic straws are disposed off ending up in landfill at best, or in our oceans where they are ingested by marine life causing plastic to make its way up the food chain. But there are still times when consumer prefer to use a straw, and not everyone remembers to pack their reusable straw every time. So, to lower the impact on the environment, we now offer BioStraws made from FSC® certified paper.
But not all paper straws are created equal some feature a plastic lining, which means they end up in landfill instead of recycling or compost, and others are made from virgin pulp instead of sustainably sourced FSC® certified paper. We do not use any coating on our straws.
Our paper straws are made from FSC® certified paper sourced from managed plantations, our straws are 100 percent carbon neutral. Plus, as a paper product, they can be disposed of in home composting systems, or co-mingle recycling bins.
Available in three sizes – Cocktail (4.5x120mm), Regular (6x197mm) and Jumbo (10x197mm) – our paper straws come in lots of colours, including Art Series designs, and you can even add your own custom branding. Plus, we’re using premium, extra strength three-ply paper to ensure the straws maintain their integrity while being used. The total paper weight of the three layers is 350gsm (135gsm + 135gsm + 80gsm).
Not sure if your local council offers compost and organic waste collection? We offer our own composting service; find out if we offer compost collection in your local area.