Save Some Green

Empress Earth Products has expanded to include an extensive line of Paper Straws. This line is fully recyclable. An eco-friendly alternative to plastic, these un-coated, biodegradable straws will hold up well in a variety of beverages.  Ranging in size from cocktail to giant, they are available in multiple lengths and in wrapped and unwrapped options to fulfill all of your customer’s unique needs.  

Converting to biodegradable products for use in drinking straws can help promote the use of these types of products elsewhere, while keeping harmful plastics out of landfills and oceans. Switching over is a small change that can have a very large impact.

With the advent of current and pending legislation on disposables, this line can help complete your eco-friendly bundle.  Paired with Empress Earth Bagasse plates, hinged containers and Bio-Blend cutlery, you will easily be able to stock coffee shops and restaurants.  Click here for more information on the Empress Earth line of Paper Straws or other Empress Earth Products. 

What are the Benefits of Paper Straws?

While the vast majority of drinking straws used today are made of a stiff plastic, other types of drinking straws are catching on in popularity, particularly glass straws and biodegradable paper drinking straws. A glass straw has the ability to be used multiple times, saving waste and the cost of replacement straws. A glass straw must be boiled or otherwise sanitized between uses, but can shatter if dropped or used improperly. Therefore, glass straws are not a practical option for restaurants and other areas of high drinking straw use.

Biodegradable paper straws can be purchased in bulk and are meant to be used once, then thrown away. They are available for sale wrapped and unwrapped, with cocktail straws as well, offering choices for both household and commercial use.

The difference between a biodegradable straw and a plastic straw is that instead of taking years to begin to break down like a plastic straw, leaching plastic chemicals into the environment, a biodegradable straw can break down within 180 days if subjected to the proper conditions. The straws themselves are made of paper,  which is an inexpensive and renewable product. This means that biodegradable straws are not only environmentally friendly they’re friendly to your customer’s wallet as well.

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