Case for paper straws

The Overwhelming Case for Paper Straws

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The Environmental Toll of Plastic

Plastic’s environmental devastation is undeniable. From the harmful extraction of oil to its becoming pollution once discarded, its ecological toll continues to exacerbate the climate crisis. The statistics are daunting: over 200 million tonnes of plastic pollute our oceans; only 2-300,000 tonnes (less than 0.2%) of this on the surface and 8-14 million more tonnes are added every year. This unchecked plastic consumption has left more than 10 billion straws polluting coastlines worldwide.

Plastic waste has been found in ocean depths exceeding 11km, wreaking havoc on marine ecosystems. Annually, more than 100,000 marine animals and 1 million seabirds die due to plastic pollution, and 1-in-3 fish caught has plastic in the contents of its stomach. These alarming figures underscore the urgency for change.

Alternatives to Plastic: Why Paper Straws Are Superior

While there are multiple straw alternatives, from steel and bamboo to silicone and glass, paper straws stand out as the most advantageous choice for several reasons:

Safety and Convenience: Biting on a steel straw could damage teeth. A glass straw might chip, introducing the danger of sharp shards. Bamboo requires constant maintenance, and silicone necessitates regular cleaning. In contrast, paper straws offer no such concerns. When you bite a paper straw? Nothing happens. They’re user-friendly and pose no threats.

Degradation Time: Plastic straws take centuries to decompose, harming fauna and wildlife and leaking toxins into the earth. In stark contrast, paper straws are biodegradable, breaking down much faster without causing environmental damage.

Biodegradable Paper Straws

Biodegradability is a core benefit of paper straws. Unlike plastic’s prolonged decomposition time, paper straws degrade swiftly, alleviating environmental concerns. They are made from materials that are kinder to our planet, ensuring that we don’t contribute to the mounting problem of non-biodegradable waste. In an era where plastic dependency is a significant environmental concern, the swift biodegradation of paper straws offers a timely solution.

Compostable Paper Straws

Taking environmental consciousness a step further, paper straws aren’t just biodegradable; they’re compostable. When disposed of, they nourish and enrich the soil rather than pollute it. This compostability, combined with their biodegradability, positions paper straws as a leading eco-friendly solution.

JBX PaperPak: Leading the Charge in Sustainable Paper Straw Production

At the forefront of this ecological revolution is JBX PaperPak, a Dublin-based, family-run paper packaging manufacturer with a staunch commitment to the environment. Their straws are:

• 100% Eco-Friendly: Manufactured with 3-ply premium-quality food-grade Kraft paper, non-toxic adhesives, inks, and lacquers, JBX PaperPak’s straws are fully recyclable, compostable, and biodegradable.

Locally Sourced and Produced: Championing a circular economy, JBX sources all materials locally, partnering with local suppliers for packaging materials, ensuring reduced carbon footprints from transport.

ISO Certified: This global certification stands testament to their commitment to quality and environmental responsibility.

Transparent and Honest: With an ethos rooted in honesty, integrity, and transparency, JBX PaperPak is upfront about its sustainable practices, making them a trustworthy partner for businesses.

In an era steering away from plastic towards greener alternatives, JBX PaperPak emerges as a beacon for businesses seeking both quality and sustainability. With their paper straws, not only do you ensure a safe and user-friendly experience for customers, but you also partake in a global movement towards environmental conservation.

The case for paper straws is compelling. They provide a sustainable, safe, and eco-friendly alternative to plastic, making them the ideal choice for forward-thinking individuals and businesses. For those seeking the very best in paper straw quality and sustainability, JBX PaperPak leads the way.

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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.