5 Reasons You Shouldn't Be Serving Bioplastic Straws In Your Bar Or Restaurant
Bio-plastic "compostable" PLA straws (made from wheat, rice or corn) are NOT an environmentally friendly alternative to plastic straws.
This blog post was supposed to be a pros and cons list... but we couldn't come up with any pros!
❌ Will not biodegrade if thrown in the bin (only if disposed of in an industrial high-heat composter- how many of us have access to one of these!?)
❌ In landfill they will never decompose- exactly the same as a normal plastic straw!
❌ In the ocean they will break up into microplastics, poisoning marine life and contaminating the human food supply. Which is also exactly the same as a normal plastic straw!
❌ Are a disposable single-use item, wasting the world’s finite resources as they are re-manufactured constantly to be used for just a few minutes. Learn more about the sustainability of different straw options here.
❌ Look almost identical to plastic straws... so your customers won't even recognise your efforts!
PLUS... they lose your business a lot of money! Check out our analysis of the cost of different straw options for your bar or restaurant here.