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Biodegradable & compostable solutions to your drinks service 07.Feb.2018

Is it The Final Straw??

Hitting our headlines again a growing number of hotels, restaurants and food & drink outlets are calling time on "wasteful" plastic drinking straws, which campaigners say are used only once yet take centuries to decompose. Most straws are made from plastics such as polypropylene and polystyrene, which unless recycled take hundreds of years to decompose, many of which end up in our oceans harming our marine wildlife such as turtles and fish.

The online campaign #refusethestraw has become the talking topic for many and more recently so with an International Straw Free Day – is it time to refuse the straw or can we offer eco-friendly versions?

We at Jacksons certainly can.

Biodegradable and compostable materials is now at the forefront of innovation.

What are the differences between biodegradable and compostable you ask ?

The main difference between biodegradable and compostable is the latter breaks down into “humus”, which provides valuable nutrients in the soil...…Finally, composable items must completely break down and not release any metals or toxins in to the compost.         

                                                                                                                                                                                                 

Made from PLA – these straws are made from 100% renewable resources, offering you a biodegradable and compostable solution for your cold drink service. These EN13432:2000-12 European Standard certified straws means you are being kinder to the environment.. In an industrial composting site, these PLA straws will break down in 12 weeks. After 6 months, 90% of the material will be totally composted.

Now in stock our 20cm in natural and from early March a 14cm in natural and black.

 

Available in 9 different finishes: plain black or white, stripy in red/white, green/white, blue/white & black/white and an elegant gold, silver or copper.

Please speak to one of the sales team for more information or to place an order for any of our eco-friendly straw options call 020 8391 5555

 

 

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