Unless you have been living under a rock, you have probably heard about the different dangers of single-use plastics. Of all the different single-use plastics, plastic straws have gained legitimate media coverage for their harmful effects on planet Earth. There is a solution for your eatery to feel good about, though, and that is paper straws. If you need further convincing on how your restaurant or business will benefit from supplying paper straws, you’re in the right place. Read on to learn all about the benefits of paper straws!
Plastic Straws Can’t Actually Be Recycled
You may feel good tossing out your plastic straw into a restaurant’s recycling bin, but it is unlikely that your straw will end up recycled. Plastic straws are small enough that they cannot make it through the mechanical sorter at any recycling centers. This means that they will usually end up in landfills, or worse – the ocean, despite you trying to recycle. This is why paper straws are a much better option for the casual recyclers and eaters.
Plastic Straws Kill Animals in the Ocean
A staggering 70 percent of seabirds have been found dead with some form of single-use plastic in their stomachs, and this is just for the birds who live off the ocean. For all marine life currently ingesting small plastic products, the mortality rate is somewhere around 50 percent. Nobody wants to contribute to the dropping levels of sea life in our oceans because of a failure to dispose of single-use plastics correctly. Replacing plastic straws with a supply of paper could help save countless lives.
We Use an Unnecessary Amount of Plastic Straws
Every year, we toss away hundreds of billions of plastic straws just here in the United States. To cut back on the amount of plastic straws used, switching to paper will greatly help the environment and help reduce our own carbon footprint. We at H.C. Walterhoefer sell paper straws in bulk, so give us a visit today!
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