SAY NO to Plastic Straws
Straws are the plastic products that almost everyone uses 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. BPA is a plastic product additive that can be used for plasticizers, antioxidants, heat stabilizers, coatings and other chemical products.
BPA can lead to endocrine disorders, affect fetal and pediatric health and metabolic disorders, and may even damage brain tissue and induce cancer. 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. At the same time, plastics also pose a great burden on the environment, and many countries have limited plastic orders.
Now disposable plastic straws have been flooded with people’s awareness of the concept of environmental protection and the harm of pollutants, especially young mothers in the new era attach great importance to the health of the next generation of babies! More and more people are beginning to pay attention to the non-disposable health straws on healthy materials, gradually replacing the traditional disposable plastic straws.
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.
4. Food grade silicone straw.
Food grade silicone is made from scientific formula, advanced technology processing. It does not contain bisphenol A. It will not change colors by room temperature and no scale in the water for a long time with no odor. The service life can reach 5-10 years. Low temperature and high temperature resistance -60 °C ~ 240 °C. Now silicone straws are often used in beverage stores, household goods. Food grade silicone can be recycled and reused. It is the best for green environmental protection.
Free cut of any length and regardless of size to satisfy a variety of needs. It just spends about 1-2 minutes to finish disinfect by boiling or steam.
Silicone straws are widely used at bars, milk tea shops, restaurants, homes, etc. It is suitable to drink both hot and cold drinks.
It is not easy to deform with the increased thickness. It also feels comfortable on mouth and lip. It is easy to carry out with the soft and non-deformable, delicate, foldable and tear-resistant characteristics.
According to statistics, about 800 to 1100 tons of plastic waste enters 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.1 silicone straw can be used for at least 5 years = 500-1000 disposable straws are refused.
SAY NO to plastic straw to protect the green planet. Start using silicone straws to protect your health while making it more environmentally friendly.