Did you know the true but not so fun facts about the humble plastic straw:
* It has been around since 1870!
* An estimated 500 million straws are used every day in the USA alone.
* Today 8.3 billion straws are polluting the world's beaches.
So just imagine how many straws have contributed to destroying our precious environment for the past 149 years!
Around the world, plastic straws are one of the most common items found in our oceans and landfills. Used for only minutes at a time, a small straw may not seem an issue. However considering the global volumes, straws create a big problem for our environment, marine wildlife and ecosystems.
Plastic straws are usually unable to be recycled and are not biodegradable. After ending up in our landfill and oceans they can take up to 200 years to degrade into smaller pieces. Due to the nature of plastics, they will never fully break down and this slow process releases chemicals which are toxic to wildlife and our environment.
Reusable straws are the latest environmental trend! Check out the exciting range of stainless steel straws which come with cleaning and storage accessories. They are available in many different styles and colours. They can also be branded to highlight how your company is doing their bit to help preserve our environment today and for the generations ahead.
Show your corporate responsibility by taking action now ! You can create change.
Do your part by encouraging an end to the use of single use plastic straws today.