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California Plastic Waste Vote this 2020.

We know California plastic waste affects everyone here on the West Coast. People want change, but what happens when the politicians can’t seem to take action? Petitions go out, signatures come in, and the people exercise their right to vote. When it comes to reducing single-use plastics, we might see a reduction in California Plastic […]

New Recycling Law for California in 2020

New 2020 Organic Recycling Rules for California and the impact of paper straws in reducing single-use plastic pollution and waste

Happy New Years from OkStraw Paper Straws

Happy New Years from all of us at OkStraw Paper Straws! 2019’s coming to a close, the fireworks are getting prepared, and the drinks are coming in fast and strong. Before we hit 2020, let’s take a look back at all 2019 brought to us.

2019 was a big year for OkStraw Paper Straws. From trade shows to all-new products, we hit the ground running, and never looked back. So grab a drink and a paper straw, and reminisce for just a bit.

New Method Recycles ALL Plastic Waste

A research group in Sweden just discovered a new method of recycling plastics. What’s even more exciting is that this method can recycle all plastics. While we at OkStraw Paper Straws encourage switching to biodegradable alternatives, we’re excited to hear about this new plastic recycling method.

Irish Teen Removes Microplastics in Water

Irish Teen Removes Microplastics from Water. Removing microplastics from water is a colossal challenge, but thankfully, a new solution is here.

This new solution comes from teenager and winner of Google’s Science Fair contest, Fiann Ferreira. Both practical and highly effective, Ferreira’s microplastic harvesting method is exactly what our planet needs.

Microplastics in Soil Hurt Earthworms

According to a recent scientific study, microplastics are causing worms to lose weight. This finding worries us at OkStraw Paper Straws, because it’s devastating news. If we want to ensure a stable food supply, then we have to tackle our microplastic problem.

Prague Bans Plastic Straws and Foodware

Prague Bans Plastic Straws. Starting on May 1st, 2019, Prague no longer allows single-use plastics at music festivals hosted in the city.

Great Pacific Garbage Patch Cleanup Progress

The Ocean Cleanup just relaunched its new plastic harvesting device on the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, and it’s already showing great results.

Italian Island of Capri Bans Plastic Straws

The Italian island of Capri banned single-use plastics, including bans on plastic straws. Business and tourists must use biodegradable alternatives.

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