There is just something fun about drinking with straws, which makes consuming drinks that little bit more fun, not to mention that dentists highly recommend them for protecting your teeth against decay and staining as sugary drinks are sucked past the teeth.
With the number of plastics, we use daily on the increase one easy change to make is by introducing biodegradable and eco-friendly straws to your venue. Perfect for the environment as well as your carbon footprint, our range of biodegradable straws will ensure that you can still serve your signature drinks with style.
Like all Vegware's plant-based disposables, our straws are designed for commercial composting together with food waste, where facilities exist. Compostable packaging is not expected to break down in a marine environment.
Why You Shouldn’t Be Using Plastic Straws
Plastic straws — dropped into drive-thru bags by servers, grabbed from buckets, or plucked from dispensers — are polluting the planet at a staggering rate.
Straws are available nearly everywhere drinks are sold. They come in all shapes and sizes. And almost none of them can be recycled because they’re generally made from single-use plastic and are so flimsy that they can’t endure the recycling process.
So potentially billions of straws are entering waste streams every day. If a straw makes it to a landfill, the long-life span of plastic likely means that erosion will eventually carry it away. And because straws are so lightweight and small, most of them are littered by people.
Each year, 8-12 million tons of plastic pollution make it into the world’s oceans. Straws are one of the most widely reported plastic items found during beach clean-up efforts. And once straws make it into bodies of water, they can end up terrorizing marine animals that mistake them for food and choke on them or get them caught in their guts. Plastic straws also break down into microplastics eventually, which are more easily ingested, leach toxins into the water, and ultimately blanket the ocean floor.
A Future Without Plastic Straws
The fight against plastic straws is incremental. It involves convincing one inventory manager or shop owner at a time to stop ordering plastic straws and either find a biodegradable or reusable alternative, or simply stop offering straws.
As a business you can offer compostable straws to your customers.
An Environmental Consultancy
As a Vegware partner you can rely on us as a reputable and reliable company in the UK. As a leading manufacturer of compostable products, we provide more than simply foodservice packaging. Our solution-based approach spans comprehensive creative and environmental consultancy to deliver your brand along with full zero waste programs for foodservice.
Vegware is a manufacturer and visionary brand, the global specialist in plant-based compostable foodservice packaging. Their extensive range of eco catering disposables offers quality environmentally-friendly products at competitive prices.
Why Choose Us for Compostable Straws?
It’s impossible to recycle food with plastic in it, and you can’t recycle plastic with food on it. By switching to compostable catering disposables means that food and its packaging can be recycled together and provides the only true recycling solution for zero waste in food services.
Compostable products are made from plant based renewable materials which are sustainable. Crops like sugar cane and corn are used which can be grown annually unlike petroleum based waste which has a finite supply and is not sustainable.
The products can be composted. Best case scenario is all green waste gets composted and returned to the earth as fertilizer to grow more raw materials. Whether you use a commercial composter, have your own composter onsite or a traditional garden composter, all the products we sell can be returned to the earth.
For Compostable Straws, Contact the Compostable Cup Company
At The Compostable Cup Company we are passionate about the environment, and we want you to be too. We provide more than simply foodservice packaging, we will give you a solution-based approach to saving the environment. If you are interested in compostable straws then don’t hesitate to get in touch with The Compostable Cup Company today, one of our friendly team members will be more than happy to give you more information on the services we offer.