Eight million tons of plastic flow into the ocean every year, and plastic straws comprise just 0.025 percent of that.
But that hasn’t stopped the straw from becoming the major focus of recent environmental campaigns. And it makes sense! For most people, the straw is something you can easily do without. Eliminating plastic straw usage rarely requires a drastic change in behavior but it does make an impact!
It is estimated that 500 million straws are used per day, they end up in our waterways where they head out to sea and harm marine life.
Luckily, there are some incredible companies that are popping up with innovative solutions to this plastic problem and my friends at STROH think that they have exactly what the restaurant industry has been looking for! A single-use straw that is 100% compostable.
These wheat drinking straws are made from wheat stalks, a natural byproduct of the wheat grain harvesting process, Stroh drinking straws are 100% biodegradable and gluten-free.
Today, Stroh is on a mission to cut the use of single-use plastic straws throughout the world. Sounds ambitious? Change has to start somewhere, and while we can’t solve all the world’s plastic problems, together we can try to make a real difference.
Compared to the alternative paper straws, what I love is that not only are we using the leftover from the grain, they have a natural waterproof coating which prevents the soggy sludge that tends to happen otherwise making it a win-win!
DID YOU KNOW: Wheat straws were actually the original drinking straw of the 1800s. Way before our obsession with plastic. Farmers would grow the wheat, harvest the grain, then use the leftover stem to sip their hard-earned beer.
Deliciously simple, and altogether sustainable. So why mess with the original?
Do you own a restaurant or just want to stock up on some STROH Straws?
Feel free to message me at katee(at)Socialgreatness.co and I’d be happy to get you a great rate!