SAY NO to plastic straws
SAY NO to plastic straws
Straws are the plastic products that almost everyone use frequently, but you may never think about whether disposable plastic straws are harmful. There are too many pollution hazards in life that you don't know, which is always overwhelming.
Disposable plastic straws are generally made of chemicals polyethylene and polypropylene.
The quality is difficult to guarantee, especially the straws used by some street vendors.
Many straws are wholesaled from some small workshops, which are made of waste plastic or even medical waste, contain plasticizers, which do not meet national regulations
Generally speaking, the service life of the material is an important factor as a non-disposable straw. The safety of the material is also an important consideration.
How to choose a straw? Let's start with examples of straws on the market.
1. Paper straws.
The process of producing paper straws is the process of producing paper which may have pollution. Some paper straws also have a layer of plastic film made of a mixture of plastic and paper, which is difficult to separate from the paper straw and is more difficult to deal with in the subsequent recycling and degradation process. some people often find it difficult to poke into the cup seal. and some people say that they cannot suck up the small food in fruit tea even they try so hard. Some people say that there is a strange smell while using paper straw.
2. PLA (biodegradable) straws.
The biggest problem is it does not resistant to heat and ultraviolet rays. It is easy to degrade, but the challenges are also put forward for the storage of materials.
3. Glass /304 stainless steel straws.
Baby and children are the main use of straws. Glass straws are too easy to break. It is a dangerous for baby and children when biting and playing. Hard glass and steel are too hard to scratch fragile mouth easily.
Silicone straws are widely used at bars, milk tea shops, restaurants, homes, etc. It is suitable to drink both hot and cold drinks.
According to statistics, about 800 to 1100 tons of plastic waste enter the ocean every year. The consumption of plastic straws in the United States reaches 500 million every day and most of them eventually flow into the ocean. It decomposes into tiny debris, be eaten by marine organisms, and eventually return to the human body through the biological chain.It is necessary to pay attention to the function of recycling.
SAY NO to plastic straw to protect the green planet. Start using silicone straws to protect your health while making it more environmentally friendly.