Paper Vs Plastic

Wilbistraw is a manufacturer specialized in biodegradable and compostable paper straws whose parent company is Wilbiz. 

The Differences

Single-Use Plastics:

The Damages it Causes and Consequences

Single-Use Plastics represents an important pollution

300 millions of tons of plastic are produced per year worldwide, whose 8 to 12 % end up in our oceans and seas. Single-use plastics represent 70% of the floating garbage on Earth.

The plastic straw belongs to the Top 10 of the most frequently collected garbage and although using a plastic straw only lasts for a few minutes, it will take approximately 400 years to disintegrate in the nature.

Single-Use Plastics is harmful for fauna and flora

Nowadays, 60 to 80 % of floating garbage on the sea come from the land, thus creating large stretches of garbage which endanger the marine flora and fauna.

Paper Straws :

The Ecological and Responsible Alternative

Why should we use paper straws ?

Plastic straws are everywhere and can be used in most of our daily beverages at home, at the restaurant or at a coffee shop. 

However, this small and light item causes terrible damages because of the difficulties we encounter to collect and recycle it properly.

Why Paper Straws are The Best Alternative ?

In comparison, paper straws are the only single-use items that can easily be collected and that are 100 % recyclable and biodegradable. Paper also offers the possibility to customize the straws with funny colors and patterns at a very competitive price

Reusable straws even when they’re washed, all the residues of former drinks won’t come off, resuting in the creation of dirt inside the straw which can ultimately lead to the development of bacteria.

Type of straw Paper Straw Wheat Straw Edible Straw Starch Straw Bamboo Straw Stainless Straw Glass Straw
Customization 100%
Impossible Limited Impossible Limited Limited Limited
Price Competitive Twice as Expensive 8 Times as Expensive 12 Times as Expensive 30 Times as Expensive 35 Times as Expensive 80 Times as Expensive
Environmental Compatibility 100% Recyclable and Biodegradable 100% Biodegradable 100% Biodegradable 100% Biodegradable 100% Biodegradable Non-biodegradable

Wilbistraw 360®

The first flexible paper straw ,

pending patent.