The Complete Guide For Buying Paper Straws
The ban of single use plastic straw usage in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia has started since 1/1/2020. This ban is included as one of the conditions in the application for business licenses.
Under this regulation, businesses have to stop using plastic straws in their operation. They need to replace them with other bio-degradable drinking straws such as biodegradable paper straws. This regulation is also slowly rolling out in other states of Malaysia.
As per all other products, the quality of paper straws varies from supplier to supplier. How can you protect your business when it comes to choosing the best product for your business’ operation?
In fact, the switching from plastic to paper is a simple task. These are a few points to consider when choosing the best paper straw for your business.
1. Don’t always go for the cheapest option
“You get what you pay for” and this is definitely true with buying paper straws. The quality of the product depends on the quality of raw materials and the manufacturing process of the product.
Since the manufacturing process is similar among paper straw manufacturers, the cost of raw material is the important factor that determines the price. Raw materials of better quality are more expensive. This ensures that your paper straws will not get soggy and start disintegrating in your drink before you finish your beverage.
2. Look for certification
The FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) is an international non-profit organization that promotes responsible management of the world’s forests. When we are talking about eco-friendly paper straws, it is important to know that the manufacturers uses food grade paper that is FSC certified. This means that the paper is sourced from forests that have been audited to have met with FSC’s rigorous social environmental standards.
It is also important to know that the product has gone through independent lab test. This is to confirm that it does not contain harmful substances and is safe to be used as a food utensil. This is important to know that the raw materials (mainly paper & adhesive) used are of food safety materials.
3. Know your application
Just like plastic straws, paper straws come in different specifications – diameter, length, paper color, packaging type etc.
You have to know what is the requirement to fit the application in your business. For general usage, the standard size is the 6mm diameter by 200 mm length white paper straw. For fruit juices or Boba tea, you will need bigger to jumbo size straws 8/10/12mm).
4. Request for samples
You should request for samples before purchasing. A good supplier shouldn’t be worried to provide samples to you for testing before deciding to buy from them.
After you have received the samples, leave them in a drink (cold or room temperature) and see how long they can last in it. Because of the nature of paper, they will degrade in water, but they should last for at least 30 minutes. This duration is long enough for your customers to enjoy their drinking experience.
About Straws.my Paper Straw Supplier
At Straws.my, We have sourced the best paper straws. We want to ensure that our customers can have a product with stringent product quality that don’t cause a heavy burden to the wallet.
Our paper straws come in different sizes (6/8/10/12mm or your preferred customized size) and packaging type (individually wrapped). Logo printing and customized product color can be arranged. We are sure we are able to meet your requirements.
Our products also come with all the necessary certificates and lab reports. This is to ensure our customers that they are safe to be used in their business.
We always welcome our customers to test with our samples before buying. We want our customers to have confidence with the quality of our product before buying. You can fill up the sample request form below, and we will contact you for sample arrangement.