Instead of using petroleum-based plastic which creates toxicity and environmental pollution, you can now use a compostable, eco-friendly alternative. Say goodbye to petroleum straws for biodegradable ones.
Astoundingly, a single plastic straw can take up to 200 years to decompose. That’s because the basic plastic straw is not biodegradable. Instead, they slowly fragment into smaller and smaller plastics which fish and marine animals mistake for food. Unfortunately, it is estimated that up to 71 percent of seabirds and 30 percent of turtles end up ingesting plastic into their stomachs.
World Centric compostable straws are made from Ingeo, which is derived from plants grown in the USA. Ingeo is made from starch from corn kernels.
This process uses biopolymer that looks, acts, and performs like petroleum-based plastics. However, unlike plastic straws, these straws are certified compostable by the Biodegradable Products Institute and meet ASTM standards for compostability.
What are biodegradable and compostable products?
Biodegradable and compostable products are made from organic, natural materials like corn, reed grass and, bagasse (sugar cane). These products come from annually renewable resources. In addition, they are sustainably manufactured and decompose back into the soil.
What’s wrong with plastic and Styrofoam?
Plastic and Styrofoam are non-biodegradable, petroleum-derived. They stay in the environment for hundreds to thousands of years and leach toxic substances into the groundwater.
Additionally, approximately 40 billion plastic utensils are used every year in the USA alone, together with billions of Styrofoam and plastic cups, plates, and utensils. Biodegradable products can, therefore, reduce landfill mass by as much as 30%.
Be Environmentally Conscious
Instead of using petroleum-based plastics which create toxicity and environmental pollution, you can now use these World Centric’s 100% Biodegradable, 100% Compostable 8″ PLA Wrapped Straws (Amazon) (Package of 200) as an alternative to plastic ones.
As an alternative to biodegradable straws, stainless steel straws (Amazon) are also gaining in popularity and are just as sustainable.
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