Single-Use Plastic Straws Are Now Illegal

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From today, October 1st 2020, the ban on single-use plastic straws comes into effect across the UK. It is now illegal to buy or sell single-use plastic straws, as well as for businesses to offer them to customers. The plans for this ban were confirmed in May 2019, though it was originally intended to be implemented from April 2020.

The initial April date for the ban was postponed due to concerns from the government that the pandemic would mean the supply of non-plastic straws could not meet the demand. There was speculation that there would be another delay as the uncertainty around the pandemic continued. However, much to the joy of JBX PaperPak, these rumours were proven wrong and the ban has gone ahead.

This is terrific news for the sustainable economic model that we are working hard to achieve; biodegradable and plastic-free alternatives are set to take over. JBX PaperPak paper straws are made from 3-ply premium-quality food grade kraft paper and are of unparalleled quality. Our straws are 100% recyclable, compostable and biodegradable – as well as being 100% plastic-free. JBX is the perfect choice for future-proofing your business and making sure that you are both adherent to new regulations and conducting business as ethically as possible.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How are paper straws made?

Our paper straws are made by stacking 3 plies of high-quality food grade kraft paper and putting them through a core-winding machine that applies an adhesive and rolls the straws into shape. They are then cut to size, coated in lacquer to ensure quality and are then ready to be sold.

When did paper straws replace plastic straws?

The UK government initially announced that it was going to introduce a ban on plastic straws in April 2020. However, due to the effect of the worldwide pandemic, the government postponed this to October 2020 out of concern that the supply of paper straws would not be able to meet demand.

What are paper straws made of?

We manufacture our paper straws from high-quality food based kraft paper.