Unless you have been asleep for a decade or so, you’ve probably heard about the dangers of all single-use plastics. Of all single-use plastics that are available, plastic straws have gained plenty of media coverage for their negative effects on our planet. However, there is an easy solution for your eatery that you can feel positive about: and that is paper straws. We have created a list if you need help further convincing on how your shop or restaurant will benefit from using all types of paper straws. Read on to learn about their benefits!
Plastic Straws Aren’t Recyclable at All
You might feel good about tossing away your plastic straws into the recycling bin, but there is no shot that your straws will be recycled. Plastic straws are tiny enough that they can’t make it through the mechanical sorters located at recycling stations. This means that they’ll end up in landfills, the oceans, or anywhere else where they do not belong, despite you trying to recycle them. It is a good deed, but you have to know about the dangers of plastics and using them excessively. This is why paper straws are a more solid choice for the casual recycler and diner.
Plastic Straws Lead to Marine Life Death
There have been a large amount of seabirds that have been found dead lately with some type of plastic located in their stomachs, and this is just birds who live off the sea. For all marine animals that are swallowing plastic products, the mortality rate is about 50 percent. Nobody wants to be the person contributing to the dwindling levels of sea life in our plant’s oceans. By replacing straws with paper ones, it can help save the lives of innocent animals that live off the ocean or in the ocean.
We Use Way Too Many Plastic Straws
Every single year we toss away countless numbers of plastic straws just here in America. To help cut back on the sheer number of total plastic straws used, making the switch to paper straws can help the environment and reduce your eatery’s overall carbon footprint. Not to mention, paper straws are cheap, making the switch an even better choice.
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