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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.

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.

Paper Straws vs. Compostable Plastic Straws (PLA) – Which are better for the environment?

Paper Straws vs. Compostable Plastic Straws (PLA) Which are better for the environment to use? Facebook Instagram Twitter Linkedin Single-use plastics are on the way out – what is the best replacement when it comes to straws? The main reason cited for eliminating plastic straws is their negative impact on our oceans and marine wildlife. […]

500 Million Straws a Day? Fact or Fiction?

[siteorigin_widget class=”SiteOrigin_Widget_Image_Widget”][/siteorigin_widget] [siteorigin_widget class=”SiteOrigin_Widget_Headline_Widget”][/siteorigin_widget] Straw usage in the United States is rampantly being mis-represented by false statistics, the with often cited 500 Million Straws a day statistic being used as a basis to attack plastic straws. The source for this number is an unverified 2011 phone survey of three straw manufacturers conducted by 9-year-old Milo […]

StarBucks Straw Ban – Corporate Sustainability

[siteorigin_widget] “,”after_widget”:””,”before_title”:” “,”after_title”:””,”widget_id”:”widget-0-0-0″}}”>[/siteorigin_widget] [siteorigin_widget] “,”after_widget”:””,”before_title”:” “,”after_title”:””,”widget_id”:”widget-0-1-0″}}”>[/siteorigin_widget] Starbucks Straw Ban, Sucks the Fun Out of Plastic Straws The Starbucks straw ban is making headlines right now.  Faced with a growing backlash over its effect on the environment, Starbucks is about to stop using disposable plastic straws by 2020.  This will erase more than one billion straws […]

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