Advantages of Paper Drinking Straws

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Paper cocktail straws are a safer alternative for wildlife and marine-life. According to a study, the plastic straws completely break down in 6 months, which implies that they are safer for wildlife and marine life than plastic straws. Read this blog to know more.

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Blog 2: Go Pepara Advantages Of Paper Drinking Straws All round the world numerous companies and people have been switching to paper straws instead of plastic ones choosing paper over plastic as it is an eco-friendly alternative. Over the years many renowned companies have announced that they would eliminate plastic drinking straws by the year 2020. It is evident that the use of plastic cocktail straws is an issue that needs to be addressed at the earliest. And with various companies deciding to choose paper cocktail straws over plastic ones it is worth exploring the advantages of paper cocktail straws. Paper cocktail straws are biodegradable and compostable- While plastic straws take years to decompose paper straws are completely biodegradable and compostable. Even if they end up in water bodies they initiate the breaking down process within 2 to 3 days. Paper cocktail straws do not take much time for decomposition- As discussed earlier plastic straws take hundreds of years for complete decomposition this implies that they will probably last for up to 200 years in a landfill. And if they end up in a water body they break down into smaller microplastics are ingested by fish and marine life. Whereas paper drinking straws start decomposing back into the earth within 2-3 weeks. Plastic cocktail straws are relatively inexpensive- As more and more institutions and individuals become aware of the harmful and lethal effects of plastic straws on the environment and as people become more environmentally conscious of the waste and recycling footprint the demand for paper drinking straws has increased. Now businesses can buy paper drinking straws in bulk for as little as 2 cents each. Paper cocktail straws are a safer alternative for wildlife and marine-life- The best thing about paper drinking straws are that they are aquatic life-friendly. According to a study the plastic straws completely break down in 6 months which implies that they are safer for wildlife and marine life than plastic straws. Thus because of the aforementioned advantages of paper cocktail straws there has been a great switch from plastic straws to paper ones. This environmentally conscious decision is very beneficial not only for us but for the wildlife and environment too.

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