Because plastic products have a great impact on the ecological environment, many restaurants have voluntarily banned the use of plastic straws and replaced them with paper straws. We all think that paper straws are very environmentally friendly, but it does not mean that they are completely harmless, especially In the case of improper handling, paper straws will still have a great impact on the environment. The main reason why plastic straws become “murderers” is the problem of plastic straws being discarded after use. According to statistics, more than 390 million plastic straws are used in the United States a day (source: New York Times), most of which are used up. It is discarded and landfilled. Improper use of plastic straws will cause huge problems. It will be carried into water bodies (such as rivers and lakes) by wind and water, and eventually flow to the ocean. Once it reaches the ocean, the plastic will be lost to the ocean. Living things mistakenly think it is food, which will suffocate or even kill animals such as birds or sea turtles. What’s worse, plastic straws are not biodegradable, and most roadside trash cans are not specifically set up to recycle plastic products. This means Therefore, once the plastic straw is thrown away, it will remain in the environment permanently as a piece of plastic. At present, many businesses have begun to develop straws of new materials, such as wheat straws, bamboo straws, bagasse straws and coffee straws. Today, let us take a look at what is a wheat straw.
Do you know how the word “straw” comes from in English? That’s right, it’s the most primitive drinking tool for humans——wheat straw. This natural and organic alternative straw is now becoming more and more popular. The latest environmentally friendly material used in wheat straws is a smart and environmentally friendly substitute for plastic. Through the photosynthesis process when wheat is grown, wheat will extract more carbon dioxide from the air than it produces, which is the same as synthetic plastic extracted from petroleum. Compared with its production, its production consumes less energy and emits less carbon dioxide. Traditionally, after the wheat is harvested, some waste straw is collected and burned. However, this process will release more carbon dioxide, which will accelerate the global warming process of the earth. However, these discarded wheat straws can now be reused to make straws that we will use in our daily lives. This is a very good way to deal with it.
Wheat straws are completely biodegradable. It only takes 3 to 6 months to convert to compost in ordinary household composting, while it only takes 1 to 2 months to complete in government-controlled composting facilities. And its ingredients do not contain gluten, BPA and artificial flavors. If you have any allergies to hay, wheat or grass, you may not be able to use wheat straws without an allergic reaction.
What material is the wheat straw?
The natural fiber of wheat is strong enough as the material, so there is no need to add petroleum toxins, which greatly reduces the risk. But because the diameter of the wheat straw cannot be changed (most of them are 3-5mm), it is accompanied by its very fragile properties, so it is easy to break, so you may need to use 2 to 3 in a cup of drink. Of course, If you are a person who likes to bite straws, then wheat straws may not be very suitable for you. You may need to find straws of other materials to meet your needs, such as silicone straws with stronger plasticity.
Since the wheat straw itself has a natural wheat fragrance, it is sought after by many people who are passionate about cocktails. They often choose the 19cm long wheat straw. If you like to drink hot drinks, the wheat straw can also meet this demand, because it It won’t become soft when it comes to hot drinks compared to rice straws.
Compared with other biodegradable straws on the market, the price of wheat straws can be said to be low enough. I randomly searched for several straws of other materials on Amazon. The prices are 2 times or even higher than wheat straws. Triple, so if you want to buy straws and go back for secondary sales, then wheat straws are a good choice. If you have this need, please feel free to contact us. We are happy to provide you with such services.
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Homestraw is a professional manufacturer of bio-degradable paper straws with 20 years of production experience in the field of paper tubes, covering an area of 8,000 square meters. There is a special site for the production and development of paper drinking straws to keep drinking straws from any possible pollution . All paper drinking straws have been certified with FDA,SGS and LFGB and you can customize different patterns of paper drinking straws which is an essential alternative for plastic drinking straws.At present, we have exported to LIDL in Germany, Dollarama in Canada and bm-stores in the UK.Brazil, Disney, Jumbo in the us, 99cents only store, Daiso in Japan, Sisma in Italy and Our in Korea. The quality of paper drinking straws can meet the quality requirements of supermarkets and famous brands.
In 2019, our company developed new products with the concept of innovation and continuous improvement. The new straw products include recyclable stainless steel straws made of 18/8 stainless steel, healthy wheat drinking straws made from natural wheat, and lightweight straw straws and bamboo drinking straws made of bamboo. In addition, the company has developed some tableware supplies, including bagasse plates, plates and paper cups.In 2019, our company developed new products with the concept of innovation and continuous improvement. The new straw products include recyclable stainless steel straws made of 18/8 stainless steel, healthy wheat drinking straws made from natural wheat, and lightweight straw straws and bamboo drinking straws made of bamboo. In addition, the company has developed some tableware supplies, including bagasse plates, plates and paper cups.