or most people, drinking from a straw is a gentle convenience. Many have determined that the environmental impact of straws makes them not worth using.32oz paper cup
However, for people on the go, small children or disabled people, plastic straws are part of everyday life. Fortunately, recent products have made it possible to use straws and live a more sustainable lifestyle.cardboard pizza boxes
Making the switch can make a big difference. But which sustainable solution is right for you? We’ll discuss two of the most popular plastic alternatives: reusable straws and paper straws.black paper gift bags wholesale
Reusable straws have a simple goal: to eliminate the need for many plastic straws by purchasing a durable, reusable straw.disposable coffee lids
Popular materials for reusable straws include glass, acrylic, stainless steel, bamboo and silicon. It’s important to note that reusable straws can be a bad choice if you tend to lose or forget things. Having to buy many reusable straws may offset the ecological benefits of reducing plastic waste in the first place!
Returning to the roots of straws, modern paper straws directly solve the problem of plastic straws. compostable plastic cup
While they’re disposable, paper straws biodegrade in weeks, not decades, and can even be easily composted at home. That means they don’t exist long enough to pose a danger to marine life or the environment. Unlike reusable straws, paper straws are inexpensive and can directly replace plastic straws in restaurant and fast food applications.sushi plate
Although they biodegrade relatively quickly in landfills, the most environmentally friendly disposal method is composting. Paper straws are rich in carbon and can be a great addition to your home compost!
Ultimately, both solutions could drastically reduce the amount of plastic that pollutes our planet.disposable cups with logo
Taking small steps to reduce your personal contribution to plastic pollution is a great way to start living a smart, simple and sustainable lifestyle.kids ice cream cup
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