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Which is the most biodegradable disposable straw?

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As the environment continues to get worse, more and more people are taking it seriously. According to the U.S. National Park Service, "500 million straws" are used in the United States every day. They end up in the ocean, harming marine animals and breaking down into microplastics that can be found in every corner of the planet. As we become more aware of the harmful effects of single-use plastics on the environment, we have been looking for ways to reduce their use, and many places have passed bans on plastic straws to address the plastic waste problem plaguing the world.

 

Plastic Straws are a common household item in our daily use, and the ban on single-use plastic straws has spawned more eco-friendly straws, from reusable straws that follow sustainability principles to biodegradable disposable straws.

 

Below we will provide several alternatives to the disposable plastic straws that are now common in our lives, analyze the points and drawbacks of these straws, and let you choose the most suitable straws according to your actual situation.

 

Different Straws material and advantages and disadvantages

 

Stainless steel straws: drop resistance and corrosion resistance

  • Material:304 stainless steel
  • Introduction:Stainless steel straw is strong and durable, not easy to rust, even if not careful hand slip also don't have to worry about rupture. But because it is opaque and hard and inflexible, it is inconvenient to clean the straw. It is not easy to check whether the straw is washed clean. It is also necessary to wash the inner wall with an extra soft brush. Cucumber cloth is not recommended for scrub. In addition, stainless steel is mainly composed of iron, so

It is not recommended to drink lemon juice and other acidic drinks to avoid the suspicion of metal dissolution.

 

Glass straw: heat resistant and good for cleaning

  • Material:heat-resistant glass
  • Introduction:Most commercially available glass straws are made of heat and acid resistant Pyrex glass or high borosilicate glass, which can withstand heat and cold from -20 degrees Celsius to 150 degrees Celsius. The transparent nature of the glass allows users to see the color and contents of the drink clearly through the straw, and it is also convenient to check whether there is any dirt in the straw when cleaning.

 

Whether it is stainless steel or glass straw, the characteristics of its hard material, people who have the habit of biting straw may not adapt. In addition to the glass straw is easier to check whether the tube is cleaned, acid resistance is also less doubt. Because of the glass framble, if accidentally dropped may break, forming a sharp section or gap, children must pay special attention to the use, take out to use another protective cover or straw box, so as not to put in the bag compression fracture.

 

Bamboo Straw: All natural

  • Material: Arrow Bamboo
  • Introduction:Bamboo is a common plant in mountainous areas and the fastest growing plant in the world, so it has a wide range of uses. Straw made of arrow bamboo, not only natural material, can withstand 50 degrees Celsius to -20 degrees, but also stressed 100% natural decomposition. Meanwhile, bamboo straw in the process of further high temperature carbonization processing, so that the bamboo capillary pore fiber locked, so that it is stronger and moisture resistant.

 

Disposable paper straws: Biodegradable straws

  • Material:made of virgin paper and food wax
  • Introduction:environmentally friendly, recyclable and easily degradable, safe, no harmful chemical elements precipitation, more friendly to users, no sharp burrs and other possible injuries Disadvantages: high cost, hot drinks are easy to dissolve, heat-sealed drinks can not directly pierce the seal, there is a shelf life, the preservation of environmental requirements

 

Disposable PLA Straw: The perfect alternative to disposable plastic straws

  • Material:highly purified lactic acid, Plant based straws

 

These materials have advantages and disadvantages, but the PLA straw is the most suitable for the public to use the straw, not only for takeaway, office, dinner, family hospitality, but also for coffee, wine, soy milk and other drinks drinking, disposable PLA straw cost-effective and convenient to use, become the first choice of many people.

 

 

 

 

 

- How this new disposable biodegradable straws is made?

PLA(polylactic acid) is a new biodegradable material. Its production method is: the use of renewable plant resources (cassava, corn and other crops) refined starch, starch raw materials get glucose by saccharification, fermentation strains by glucose metabolism again made into highly purified lactic acid, and high molecular weight is obtained by synthesis methods of polymerization of lactic acid, and then processing molding, made with good performance, biodegradable straws. Disposable PLA straw has a good biodegradable performance, degradable to generate CO2 and H2O, no pollution to the environment, can meet the needs of industrial compost. So PLA straws are biodegradable straws and compostable straws.

 

- Why we choose those new compostable straw ?

The PLA drinking straw after high temperature extrusion has good thermal stability and good solvent resistance. Its product glossiness, transparency and feel properties can replace petrole-based products. The physical and chemical indexes of the product can meet the requirements of food safety regulations around the country. Therefore, it is widely used and can basically adapt to the demand of most drinks in the current market. Disposable PLA straw has good moistureproof and airtight performance is stable at room temperature, but it will oxygen and microorganisms.

 

LEKOCH Plant based Straws -- PLA Straw

 

PLA straws are durable.

If we use paper straws to drink, because of the straw material, when the straw is soaked in the drink for a long time, the straw will become soft, and may also worry about the paper falling into the drink, which will greatly affect our experience when using straws, but PLA straws will not give you this trouble.

 

 

Combines the advantages of plastic straws while meeting the understanding of sustainability and environmental protection.

 

  1. A variety of styles to choose from. Could be are used in a wide range of scenarios, including bars, restaurants, outdoor, parties, etc.

 

 

 

  1. Individually packaged, easy to carry and clean

 

If you want to know more about biodegradable PLA straws, please contact us

 

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As the environment continues to get worse, more and more people are taking it seriously. According to the U.S. National Park Service, "500 million straws" are used in the United States every day. They end up in the ocean, harming marine animals and breaking down into microplastics that can be found in every corner of the planet. As we become more aware of the harmful effects of single-use plastics on the environment, we have been looking for ways to reduce their use, and many places have passed bans on plastic straws to address the plastic waste problem plaguing the world.

 

Plastic Straws are a common household item in our daily use, and the ban on single-use plastic straws has spawned more eco-friendly straws, from reusable straws that follow sustainability principles to biodegradable disposable straws.

 

Below we will provide several alternatives to the disposable plastic straws that are now common in our lives, analyze the points and drawbacks of these straws, and let you choose the most suitable straws according to your actual situation.

 

Different Straws material and advantages and disadvantages

 

Stainless steel straws: drop resistance and corrosion resistance

  • Material:304 stainless steel
  • Introduction:Stainless steel straw is strong and durable, not easy to rust, even if not careful hand slip also don't have to worry about rupture. But because it is opaque and hard and inflexible, it is inconvenient to clean the straw. It is not easy to check whether the straw is washed clean. It is also necessary to wash the inner wall with an extra soft brush. Cucumber cloth is not recommended for scrub. In addition, stainless steel is mainly composed of iron, so

It is not recommended to drink lemon juice and other acidic drinks to avoid the suspicion of metal dissolution.

 

Glass straw: heat resistant and good for cleaning

  • Material:heat-resistant glass
  • Introduction:Most commercially available glass straws are made of heat and acid resistant Pyrex glass or high borosilicate glass, which can withstand heat and cold from -20 degrees Celsius to 150 degrees Celsius. The transparent nature of the glass allows users to see the color and contents of the drink clearly through the straw, and it is also convenient to check whether there is any dirt in the straw when cleaning.

 

Whether it is stainless steel or glass straw, the characteristics of its hard material, people who have the habit of biting straw may not adapt. In addition to the glass straw is easier to check whether the tube is cleaned, acid resistance is also less doubt. Because of the glass framble, if accidentally dropped may break, forming a sharp section or gap, children must pay special attention to the use, take out to use another protective cover or straw box, so as not to put in the bag compression fracture.

 

Bamboo Straw: All natural

  • Material: Arrow Bamboo
  • Introduction:Bamboo is a common plant in mountainous areas and the fastest growing plant in the world, so it has a wide range of uses. Straw made of arrow bamboo, not only natural material, can withstand 50 degrees Celsius to -20 degrees, but also stressed 100% natural decomposition. Meanwhile, bamboo straw in the process of further high temperature carbonization processing, so that the bamboo capillary pore fiber locked, so that it is stronger and moisture resistant.

 

Disposable paper straws: Biodegradable straws

  • Material:made of virgin paper and food wax
  • Introduction:environmentally friendly, recyclable and easily degradable, safe, no harmful chemical elements precipitation, more friendly to users, no sharp burrs and other possible injuries Disadvantages: high cost, hot drinks are easy to dissolve, heat-sealed drinks can not directly pierce the seal, there is a shelf life, the preservation of environmental requirements

 

Disposable PLA Straw: The perfect alternative to disposable plastic straws

  • Material:highly purified lactic acid, Plant based straws

 

These materials have advantages and disadvantages, but the PLA straw is the most suitable for the public to use the straw, not only for takeaway, office, dinner, family hospitality, but also for coffee, wine, soy milk and other drinks drinking, disposable PLA straw cost-effective and convenient to use, become the first choice of many people.

 

 

 

 

 

- How this new disposable biodegradable straws is made?

PLA(polylactic acid) is a new biodegradable material. Its production method is: the use of renewable plant resources (cassava, corn and other crops) refined starch, starch raw materials get glucose by saccharification, fermentation strains by glucose metabolism again made into highly purified lactic acid, and high molecular weight is obtained by synthesis methods of polymerization of lactic acid, and then processing molding, made with good performance, biodegradable straws. Disposable PLA straw has a good biodegradable performance, degradable to generate CO2 and H2O, no pollution to the environment, can meet the needs of industrial compost. So PLA straws are biodegradable straws and compostable straws.

 

- Why we choose those new compostable straw ?

The PLA drinking straw after high temperature extrusion has good thermal stability and good solvent resistance. Its product glossiness, transparency and feel properties can replace petrole-based products. The physical and chemical indexes of the product can meet the requirements of food safety regulations around the country. Therefore, it is widely used and can basically adapt to the demand of most drinks in the current market. Disposable PLA straw has good moistureproof and airtight performance is stable at room temperature, but it will oxygen and microorganisms.

 

LEKOCH Plant based Straws -- PLA Straw

 

PLA straws are durable.

If we use paper straws to drink, because of the straw material, when the straw is soaked in the drink for a long time, the straw will become soft, and may also worry about the paper falling into the drink, which will greatly affect our experience when using straws, but PLA straws will not give you this trouble.

 

 

Combines the advantages of plastic straws while meeting the understanding of sustainability and environmental protection.

 

  1. A variety of styles to choose from. Could be are used in a wide range of scenarios, including bars, restaurants, outdoor, parties, etc.

 

 

 

  1. Individually packaged, easy to carry and clean

 

If you want to know more about biodegradable PLA straws, please contact us

 

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