According to a 2017 study from researchers at the University of California, Santa Cruz, USA, 91% of the plastic we use is not recycled and instead ends up in landfills or into the ocean. 8.1% of them are plastic straws and stirrer.
Plastic straws often don’t get recycled because they are small and inconspicuous. So much so that people often forget they are plastic and do not recycle them. Straws that do get recycled often don’t make it through the mechanical recycling sorter because they are so small and lightweight.
We are in a situation where a replacement for plastic straw is necessary and this replacement must be environmental friendly. Paper straw is an excellent replacement for plastic straw. Paper straw is made of food grade paper and is 100% biodegradable.