With the development of the fast food era, people’s lives have become more and more dependent on plastic straws, plastic straws for cold drinking, plastic straws for coffee, and even beer. Many people also like to use plastic straws. Did you know that it’s just people in the United States? The number of straws used every day is more than 500,000,000. In the past 20 years, people have been accustomed to having plastic straws in every beverage. For the smallest convenience, they have caused extreme harm. Short-lived plastic straws do not last for a long time. After 24 hours, they will be thrown into the trash can and immediately become a source of plastic pollution. This is still a relatively good situation, and some people will litter everywhere, which is very bad. With the exposure of a “photo of a sea turtle with a plastic straw inserted”, people realized how serious plastic straws are to the earth’s environment. The most frightening thing is that the harm caused by plastic straws to the environment is irreversible. , Today I will talk to you briefly about why plastic straws are so harmful.
1. The harm of plastic straws to the human body
Unexpectedly, while everyone is coveting that little convenience, plastic straws are slowly eroding our bodies! Plastic straws themselves contain toxic substances. Although the merchants indicate that they do not contain bisphenol propane when they are sold, they may contain other toxic substances, especially the straws used by some small businesses, many of which are wholesale from small workshops. In line with national regulations, this contains a lot of toxic substances that may cause cancer.
2. The harm of plastic straws to the environment
Plastic straws are not easily degradable. You may just leave them somewhere randomly, but it takes 2000 years for nature to be degraded, and most businesses will mark their plastic straws as recyclable materials. Therefore, when the recyclers sort the garbage, they are likely to be overlooked because of the small size and light weight of the plastic straws. Therefore, most of the fate of disposable straws is two kinds: 1. Being burned in a concentrated manner 2. Slowly accumulating in the environment, waiting for the next year 2000. Of course, this will cause harm to people and the environment. We don’t want to see such a result.
3. Where did the plastic straws go?
Did you know that the plastic straw that you discarded might return to your body in another form? The investigation found that traces of microplastics can be found in our edible water. They cannot be filtered by the sewage treatment network. In addition, because the plastic particles are too small, they are often eaten as food by marine organisms. However, these marine organisms Part of it will eventually become food on the table at home, so in the end they return to people’s bodies.
4. Accidents that may be caused by plastic straws
In addition to the above hazards, plastic straws may also cause harm in life. Many restaurants provide plastic straws for drinks, but everyone ignores that plastic straws are actually very sharp. Many parents now take their children to the restaurant to eat, but the parents’ energy is also limited. Children may be straws when they are not paying attention. According to statistics, there are thousands of accidents in which children are injured by plastic straws every year. These figures and cases make us question, do we really need plastic straws? Do we really need this convenience?
Learn to say no to plastic straws. When ordering drinks in a restaurant, politely tell the clerk “I don’t need plastic straws”. It is best to encourage people around you to do the same. Prohibiting plastic straws is a global movement. Recently, we can see that many restaurants provide non-plastic straws. They may be made of wheat, rice, coffee grounds, bamboo, etc. Let us take action and call on people around us to say no to plastic straws and let plastic straws Become a product of the past, although this may be a little difficult, but we have to believe that it can be done!
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.