According to CNN, Plastic straws is a nightmare that destroys the marine environment. Statistics show that about 500 million straws are used every day in the United States, and most of them are not recycled but are thrown straight down, causing water pollution and killing marine life. This is just the number of American, so imagine how many straws the world uses in a day? It will be a terrible number that we do not dare to think about. If this situation continues, within the next 30 years, the number of straws will be more than fish in the sea. Unfortunately, the plastic straws are harmful, but recycling it is not easy. “Plastic straws and other items smaller than two inches, such as plastic utensils, fall through our recycling,” says Jonathan Kuhl of the Washington, D.C., Department of Public Works. The same is true for most other recycling plants around the world. So where are most used plastic straws? Sadly, some lie for centuries in the landfill and a large number are in our oceans, and that’s all due to human.
ECOSTRAWS keep developing new products to give customers using natural raws more choices in the future. One of our very first products, rice straws with superior quality are perfect solution to ban on single-use traditional straws.
We depend on plastic and now we are drowning in it. A plastic bottle dumped into nature will take many centuries to decompose. The accumulation of plastic waste in the environment cause pollution which have harmful effects not only on the land and rivers by affecting wildlife and habitat, but also on human health. Scientists keep working to find solutions to reduce and replace plastic for green environment and we-VinaStraws is pround to contribute by studying and producing eco-friendly disposable goods.
Our first step is a rice straw made from 100% clean sources like rice and other grains, not only to replace traditional plastic straws, but you could also eat without worrying about health or the environment. Straws were once dismissed as harmless fun. Now, they are viewed as one of the great threats to the planet. It’s not the straw itself that is bad but the plastic used to make it. In fact, it’s estimated that of the 8m tonnes of plastic dumped in the ocean each year, 4% of that comes from straws…
Eight out of 10 people “support businesses choosing only to provide biodegradable straws,” according to a 2018 Ipsos BuzzFeed poll. What’s more, restaurants like straws too as they encourage customers to drink faster and consume more overall. Cheers!
The most astounding thing about the anti-plastic movement is just how fast it has grown. As recently as three years ago, plastic was just one of those problems that everyone agreed was bad, but which few people considered doing much about.
“Waste from single-use items, such as cups and take-out containers, make up about 50% of all items collected in public waste bins and are a significant portion of the litter found on Vancouver Streets.” In 2020 Vancouver will join a growing list of cities banning plastic straws.
It takes hundreds of years for plastic to break down into its constituent components, meaning every piece of plastic ever produced still exists. What’s more, less than 10% of all plastic is recycled. Eventually, much of it winds up in the ocean.
We create biodegradable straws that are completely origin from nature. They are low cost but high quality, meeting the needs of the most demanding coffee chains. Eco Straws Vietnam will be a new representative product for the environmentally friendly straw industry.
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