Our new PLA biodegradable straws have just arrived, initially available as 5mm black, 6mm black and white 9mm smoothie straws. These look and feel like plastic straws but are made from cornstarch based PLA – this means they break down naturally and feature no oil based plastics. 8mm PLA spoons straws are also being introduced shortly to complete the range.
We’ve now got 3 main ranges of disposable straws, the classic polypropylene plastic straws, biodegradable paper straws and biodegradable PLA straws.
Polypropylene plastic straws have the lowest cost per unit. As with any single use plastics there’s no environmental issue with using these at all as long as they’re able to be collected and recycled correctly.
For those customers that require a biodegradable alternative, there is the choice of classic style paper straws or PLA straws. Both of these will break down naturally and comply with any current council and event site mandates regarding biodegradability.
Please see our biodegradable straws category for more information at:https://innsupplies.com/biodegradable/biodegradable-straws
Our range of paper straws started with the plain black style; however we’ve now expanded this range to offer a whole range of different styles to suit most common uses. The whole range uses a 6mm bore size, so suitable for all soft drinks and some lighter smoothies, length is the most common 20cm (195mm).
The newest addition to our range of disposable paper straws is the striped blue variety. These are a classic retro design with alternating white and blue wrap bound in a spiral pattern to form the design.
There are several reasons why you may want to switch to paper straws, the most obvious being that they’re completely biodegradable. This is most relevant to situations where the straws might end up being discarded; their biodegradable nature means that they’ll naturally break down as with any normal paper. These can also be recycled with your normal paper waste as they contain no lining or plastics.
It’s quite common since early 2018 for larger companies and councils to have a biodegradable mandate on any disposables they purchase. Our range of biodegradable paper straws are an ideal way to satisfy this requirement.
You can see our full range in the paper straws category at: https://innsupplies.com/disposable/drinking-straws
As paper straws become increasingly popular we’ve decided to expand our range of designs. Initially we offered just the common plain Black style of paper straw, but as of today we’ve got the plain White and the stylish Red Striped straws available to order from stock.
These are made from the same virgin paperboard as the black straws, no additional coatings are added, no plastic is used meaning that the straws are 100% biodegradable, compostable and recyclable. As there are no additives or contaminates these will simply degrade naturally, although ideally they would be recycled as with any other paper product for maximum sustainability.
With increasing focus on clean oceans and reducing plastic waste, paper straws have gained huge traction against their plastic counterparts. Through 2018 we’ve seen many customers request a paper alternative to the usual plastic straws.
We plan to expand our range of paper straws further with more designs planned in the coming months.
You can find our range of paper straws and biodegradable straws at: https://innsupplies.com/disposable/drinking-straws
White Paper Staws
Red Striped Paper Straws
From 5th October we’ve got a new lower special offer price on the black paper drinking straws, reduced by a huge margin from £99.00 to £65.00 for a full box of 5,000. Smaller boxes of 200 straws are also reduced from £7.00 to £5.00 per box.
These are a great replacement for the ever popular black 5/6mm plastic drinking straws, ideal for bars, pubs and other venues looking to replace their disposable plastics. It’s also a good solution for venues that have a biodegradable mandate imposed which stipulates the use of compostable products. It means you can continue to provide customers with straws where required.
These items are available immediately from stock, with next day delivery available on orders placed before 1pm.
Our black paper straws can be found at: https://innsupplies.com/black-paper-straws-biodegradable-compostable.html
By popular demand we’ve introduced a new line of paper straws to supplement our existing range of disposable plastic straws. Due to ever shifting consumer requirements, paper straws have seen a huge surge in popularity through 2018; with many pubs, bars and clubs replacing their usual plastic straws.
Our disposable paper straws are 100% biodegradable, there’s no plastic coating either which means they can be easily recycled with your usual paper waste.
Initially we’re offering the plain black paper straws, although a range of colours and other designs will follow.
Our paper straws have a thick premium feel with a semi matt finish – great for use at bars that prefer not to use disposable plastics.
Samples of these are available on request. You can find these paper straws on our website at: https://innsupplies.com/black-paper-straws-biodegradable-compostable.html
It seems that barely a day goes by without another article in the news claiming that plastic straws are littering the UK coastlines, affecting wildlife and upsetting locals. The following article from BBC News (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-42607662) discusses how the Marine Conservation Society is backing a proposed ban (by the Final Straw campaign) on single use plastic straws in Scotland.
The goal here is a sound one in principle, there is litter on UK coastlines and it does indeed affect wildlife; there’s no disputing this. As retailers of single use disposables we’re keen to promote the ethical and responsible use of catering disposables, indeed a large percentage of our range is now biodegradable for this reason.
There is unfortunately a fundamental disconnect between the action being taken to remove these straws and the actual cause of the pollution. The action assumes that because the waste exists it’s a foregone conclusion that it will end up being dumped in the ocean. Surely a better solution to this would be to target the irresponsible dumping of our waste into the oceans? Sadly pumping waste into the sea at offshore locations is often chosen as the cheapest method of waste disposal, however the capability and infrastructure already exists to process this waste. If sorted properly, a huge percentage can be recycled or repurposed. Studies in America have actually shown that the most efficient way of dealing with waste that cannot be processed is combustion (https://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2016/jun/14/green-waste-distribution-methods-recycling-plastic-oil-epa) ; waste can be used as a fuel, incinerated and turned into usable electricity.
Instead, we seem to be focusing on selective reduction of specific types of waste (such as plastic straws) over reassessing how the country treats waste. Perhaps a more holistic approach is required for tackling pollution on our coastlines?
Plastic straws can be found on our site at: https://innsupplies.com/disposable/drinking-straws