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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 […]

Top Plastic Polluters in Canada

Greenpeace Canada just named Neslté and Tim Hortons as the country’s top two plastic polluters – the 2nd year for topping the list for Canada Plastic Waste

Unilever Plastic Ban Reduces Waste

Unilever is addressing its plastic usage problem. Consumer goods producer Unilever will halve the 700,000 tons of new plastic it uses annually.

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.

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.

Oregon Plastic Straw Ban – Oregon Passes Single-Use Plastic Straw Law

Oregon Plastic Straw Ban. Starting in January 2020, Oregon has banned restaurants and bars from using plastic straws. Paper Straws are an alternative. The Oregon house of representatives has voted to ban businesses and stores from handing out single-use plastic straws, unless requested

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