With the increase in the world’s population, restaurants and café who offer quick beverages and you can also say a ‘lifestyle’ we are living, the use of plastic straws have tremendously increased. Every day, 500 million plastic straws are consumed and the figures are rising.
All of these plastic straws are not even recycled because of their tiny size which is not detected on the recycling sorters. Remember when they used to teach “use dustbin” in schools, they were very right! When we dump our cups and straws from the car they fly away with the wind pressure and the chances are high that somehow they will end up in an ocean and in the stomach of a fish. These pictures below which show to us that.
More and more businesses, consumers, and governments are looking for ways to decrease their single-use plastic consumption, and disposable plastic straws have become a lightning rod in the worldwide effort to reduce plastic waste. Recently, scientists and manufacturers have turned to a new revolutionary material that could make single-use plastics in the foodservice industry obsolete: rice.
While plastic straws can take up to 200 years to decompose, rice straws are 100 percent natural, biodegradable, compostable, affordable, and even edible; some rice straws can be cooked and consumed like a rice noodle. And best of all, they last for up to 1 hours in cool water and don’t disintegrate or affect taste like paper straws or other eco-friendly straw options. In fact, if you drink tea with a rice straw, it will be more wonderful than paper straws or plastic straws. You could feel wild and countrylike in your cup tea.
Plastic straws may not seem like a big problem, but at the end of the day, it adds up to a lot of plastic in the landfill. Our straws are made with rice, tapioca, and no other additives, so when they go out to the landfill, we’re literally feeding the birds. They are marine-friendly and hence not toxic to marine life. Even if they engulf them, there is no side effect of these straws.
Therefore, using rice straws is the most ecological ways to protect environment perfectly. If you are thinking about importing rice straws, but still concerns that it will be very expensive, you are wrong. For a large quantity order, it is not more than 1-3 cents per one. It is very economy and eco-friendly. Protecting your environment today is to protect your future.