Using eco-friendly straws is not only a positive movement to help protect the Earth, but also an act of protection towards the wellbeing of ourselves and our families.
According to the World Economic Forum, by 2050, the total amount of plastic waste released into the environment will outweigh the total amount of fish in the entire ocean. Every year, out of 8 million tons of plastic waste that ends up in the ocean, there are millions of plastic straws of all shapes and sizes. Accordingly, plastic straws take 6th place, among the top types of toxic waste, causing the most serious impact on the marine ecosystem. Through surveys and estimates, the number of non-biodegradable plastic straws released into the environment each year can cover twice the earth’s surface and fill 125 buses.
It takes more than 300 years for a plastic straw to completely decompose, so people need to take more practical and drastic actions in protecting the environment and the planet. It is recognized that the environment is increasingly and severely polluted mostly due to the bad habits in human consumption patterns and daily activities, in which the habit of using plastic straws is the most alarming.
Starting from 2019, the call to practice green living and limit the use of hazardous plastic waste which subsequently become the pollutants has received many positive feedbacks and is supported by a large number of consumers. A series of products of natural origin were created one after another, the most prominent of which are eco-friendly straws.
As one of the most popular natural straws, bamboo straws exhibit many outstanding advantages such as:
The raw materials are derived from bamboo available in nature, thus making them absolutely safe.
With eye-catching designs, businesses can easily express their creative ideas and convey messages to customers by engraving on the tube.
Can be reused many times and are cost-saving
Bamboo straws have diverse sizes, which can be used for many different types of drinks for a long period of time.
The processing of bamboo straws is done manually without the use of chemical cleaners, so it is considered a safe natural straw.
However, the product still contains several disadvantages yet to overcome such as:
If the cleaning or drying is not correctly done, molds can easily form, damaging the straw and generating toxins.
Processing time for bamboo straws is quite long and requires high meticulousness, so the price is relatively high.
As one of the environmental straws that caused a surge in demand oin the market, rice straws also possess outstanding advantages such as:
Completely safe for the environment and consumers’ health thanks to the raw materials such as rice flour, wheat flour and natural food coloring.
Asit is made from rice flour or wheat flour, the straw itself can be eaten. Furthermore, the decomposition period of this natural straw is equivalent to that of regular food, not generating waste that subsequently pollutes the living environment.
Similar to bamboo straws, rice straws also have the following disadvantages:
Use time is less than 2 hours.
Loss of taste of drinks
Cannot be reused
Products may crack, damage, warp if not well maintained.
Metal straws possess timeless durability, they can be reused many times and are produced in various sizes in bulk. However, consumers tend to encounter the trouble of cleaning metal straws, as well as burn risks when used with hot drinks.
Paper straws are one of the most favored natural straws, especially at F&B chain stores. In addition to being non-reusable and limitation in sturdiness, paper straws has many outstanding advantages:
Environmentally friendly, safe for users’ health
Easy to use in hot, cold water… without worrying about losing the taste of drinks
Diverse size and can be used with many different foods.
Convenient easy printing
Lepironia grass straws
Lepironia grass straws are ranked at the top of eco-friendly straws since they are made from 100% grass, with no chemical treatment during processing. Lepironia grass straws can be used with hot / cold water for a long time and can easily be reused many times. Aside from the disadvantage of the limited straw sizes and the need for a good storing process, the grass straw is a great choice of the green living trend.
Completely non-toxic is the top advantage of glass straws, and at the same time, the product also helps the drink maintain its full flavor. However, the use of glass straws requires expensive cleaning time and can break if impacted.
Each type of eco-friendly straws such as bamboo straws, rice straws, metal straws, paper straws, grass straws, glass straws has their own advantages and disadvantages. You can consider your needs to choose the right natural straws for you.
According to current consumption trends, it can be seen that paper straws are the most popular and widely used because in addition to the advantages of cost, long use time, preserving drinks’ quality, paper straws also have a great advantage in easy printing to be an effective communication tool for businesses.
New Star Paper’s sugarcane paper straws are manufactured from high-quality paper imported from the Netherlands, meeting ISO 22000 & HACCP quality standards. The product can be used for hot / cold water for up to 24 hours, and is the only paper straw on the market that can be used for both drinks with toppings or milk tea. New Star Paper is equipped with modern printing systems such as flexo printing, inkjet printing, offset printing, silk screen printing, etc. to help businesses convey their brand messages to customers through different and unique printing designs on each product.
Contact our hotline 0364 667 155 for consultation on quality straws and the best pricing from New Star Paper!