There are biodegradable straws. Boyd's Coffee in PDX uses them.
compostable, biodegradble straws sourced from NON GMO vegetable waste, please.
Make then out of bio-degradable hemp or don't use any at all!
I think suc petition is worthy support, we must preserve natural environment from pollution!
Thanks for you support! We think it's a simple change that can have a HUGE impact on plastic waste in our landfills and oceans. Cheers (no straws)!
Years ago straws were made out of paper - i think they were lightly coated with wax or something similar. So, they would last as long as it took to finish your drink, and then binned. I'm sure they could be made environmentally friendly again.
That's exactly what I thought!
Also, how about banning Styrofoam to-go containers!
I pick up straws from the beach across the road from where I live every day - they are everywhere!
Thanks for doing that Kathryn, if you want to collect them and ship them to us we will be making a large plastic straw display to demonstrate the effect of these single-use products
At least use paper straws
Why don't we just ban all plastic straws from being manufactured? Make them out of recycled paper and coat them with food-grade wax. They should work just as well.
Shirley, re-cycling is when we have failed to choose or re-use. A last resort to aim for.