Each year, more than 8 tons of plastic trash enters the oceans. The most insidious waste, bringing a lot of harm to marine and oceanic inhabitants, is just the inorganic tubes.
How much is consumed and why it is unacceptable
According to the US National Park Service, Americans use about 500 million plastic straws daily. This figure is already stunning, though other attributes are not taken into account here – dishes, balls, bags, etc.
Drinking straw entered our everyday life recently. Do you know that it is over 130 years old? Back in the late 19th century, American Marvin Stone caught an idea that it was convenient to drink drinks and cocktails in hot American weather through a straw. At that time he used rye stalks, but they gave an unpleasant taste to the drink, which spoiled the whole impression of the process. Then it occurred to Martin to wind the paper strips onto a pencil, thus making the first paper tube in the world. Having improved the production technology and eliminating its initial flaws, Stone patented his invention in 1888. Then paper straws began to appear, which were perfected by Joseph Friedman after 40 years, making them bendable and, of course, more convenient to use.
Paper straws will save the world and the environment in it!
For several decades now, plastic has firmly entered our lives. And in this fact there would be nothing special if it were not for the amount of anthropogenic waste from it, which gradually overwhelms the world’s oceans, exterminating the local fauna. Continue reading “Why paper straws?” »
Plastic straws as a component of the global environmental catastrophe
The modern era of consumption and human negligence has already given their cruel and unforgivable results. Convenient and practical for us, plastic has already become a real curse for the world’s oceans, its ecosystems and inhabitants.
Biodegradable paper straws – a simple step towards environmental protection
Probably, no modern party can do without disposable tableware. Graduation, picnic, corporate events – all this is necessarily accompanied by abundance of snacks, hot dishes, desserts and, of course, cocktails. The most festive and necessary part of any cocktail, except for its ingredients, of course, is the straw.