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