Can Biodegradable Paper Straws Solve Environmental Problems?

2021-12-10 10:07:06

What Materials Are Used to Produce Biodegradable Paper Straws?

Biodegradable paper straws are environmentally friendly straws, which can be degraded and disappear in the soil after being discarded for a few months. The global market for paper straws is mainly distributed in North America, including Japan’s Asia-Pacific region, Eastern Europe, Western Europe, the Middle East, North Africa, Latin America, and other areas. Due to the successive formulation of regulations prohibiting plastic straws, biodegradable paper straws have gained popularity in these countries and regions and are widely used.

Biodegradable Paper Straws

How Much Base Paper Does Biodegradable Paper Straws Need?

The production of a paper straw is successful. About 60 grams of paper straw base paper is needed for the outer printing of the paper straws, 28 grams of paper straw base paper is needed for the outer packaging of the paper straws, and 120 grams of paper straw base paper is used for the paper straws. Use of the inner layer;

The use of different grams of paper straw base paper has different performance requirements for the product. If 60 grams of paper straw base paper is used, a good printing effect is required. Twenty-eight grams of paper straw packaging paper must be used to meet food-grade standards. The requirement of 120g paper straw base paper is a high strength, can support the paper straw and is not easy to deform, and at the same time has good waterproof performance.

 

What Are the Advantages of Biodegradable Paper Straws?

Biodegradable paper straws can be rapidly biodegraded. If they finally enter the ocean, they will begin to degrade in just a few days. Paper straws are the most common substitute for plastic straws.
Plastic straws cannot be recycled and reused, are not easily degraded, and seriously pollute the environment. It is more environmentally friendly to replace plastic straws with paper straws.
Even if plastic straws are thrown in a recycling bin, they may end up in a landfill or dump into the ocean, and they will not be broken down for hundreds of years.

 

Can I Drink Hot Beverages with Biodegradable Paper Straws?

Paper straws can be used to drink hot drinks directly, such as hot coffee or hot milk. But this also depends on the material used in the paper straws.

 

What Material Are Biodegradable Paper Straws Made Of?

Biodegradable paper straws are made of pure wood pulp. The paper straws made of pure wood pulp paper straw paper do not contain fluorescent agents and are food-grade paper straws. Such paper straws can be used directly for drinking hot drinks.

 

Can Biodegradable Paper Straws Be Reused?

Biodegradable paper straws are generally disposable, and plastic straws are generally not used after they are used up, but after paper straws are used up, they will degrade after being buried in the ground for a period of time and will not pollute the environment.

 

Why Ban Plastic Straws?

Statistics show that in the United States, about 400 million to 500 million plastic straws are discarded every day, and more than 1,000 tons of plastic waste are dumped into the ocean every year, seriously threatening the marine ecological environment.

In the United Kingdom, waste disposal companies directly list plastic straws as hard to recycle items and propose a tax policy on plastic straws. The use time of a plastic straw is only about 15 minutes, and it is discarded after it is used up all at once.