Sustainability: The Last Straw
Restaurants, coffee shops, and small businesses like KidsLuv have had the last straw! Our company values sustainability which is why KidsLuv remains environmentally friendly with 100% recyclable juice boxes and straw-less cartons. Make the change, and know the facts:
Bad for the environment
According to an article written by Sarah Gibbens in the National Geographic, eight million tons of plastic flow into the ocean every year, and straws comprise just 0.025 percent of that. A recent report by the World Economic Forum projects that by the year 2050, the plastic in our oceans will outweigh the fish.
Christy Brissette from Washington Post states that plastic straws found in the ocean are ingested by marine wildlife, and the chemical that makes up straws (polypropylene) are harmful to even humans.
Bad for the body
Not only are these bendy sippers a problem for our environment, but as well as our human bodies. Drinking from a straw causes the ingestion of air into the digestive tract which can lead to uncomfortable digestive symptoms, like gas and bloating.
Straws send a concentrated stream of liquid toward a small area of the teeth, which can erode enamel and cause tooth decay, and increase the probability of cavities.
Bye bye straws
- At the beginning of July 2018, Seattle became the largest U.S. city to ban plastic straws.
- On January 1, 2019, a ban on plastic straws in restaurants and other service businesses began in Washington, D.C.
- Starbucks plans to phase out all plastic straws by 2020.
- New York City, Hawaii, and California have pending straw ban legislation.
Join us and the many others that are moving on from single-use straws!