Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you likely have heard about the dangers of single-use plastics. Of all the single-use plastics available, plastic straws have gained significant media coverage for their harmful effects on the plane. But there is a solution for your restaurant to feel good about: paper straws. If you need further convincing on how your business or restaurant will benefit from paper straws, read on!
Plastic Straws Can Not Be Recycled
You might feel good throwing out your plastic straw into a recycling bin, but it’s doubtful your straw will actually get recycled. Plastic straws are tiny enough that they can’t make it through the mechanical sorter at recycling centers. This means that they will end up in landfills, or the ocean, despite you trying to recycle. This is why paper straws are a better option for the casual recycler and diner.
Paper Straws are Cheap
In recent years, the cost of biodegradable paper straws has gone down a lot. Businesses can buy paper straws in bulk for less than a dollar, which is very affordable for your typical restaurant or business owner. H.C. Walterhoefer has paper straws available in bulk and many other eco-friendly paper products for your business or eatery!
Plastic Straws Can Kill Marine Life
An estimated 70 percent of seabirds have been found dead with plastic in their stomachs. And that’s just for birds who live off the sea. For all marine life currently ingesting plastic products, the mortality rate is about 50 percent. Nobody wants to contribute to the dwindling levels of sea life in our oceans. Replacing plastic straws with paper can help save countless lives.
We Use Insane Amounts of Plastic Straws
Each year we toss away hundreds of billions of plastic straws just in the United States. To reduce the amount of plastic straws used, switching to paper can greatly help the environment and reduce your carbon footprint.
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