Eco-Friendly Restaurant Supplies Vs Plastics

In-Dining Restaurants Face Second Shutdown

Restaurants with in-dining operations currently face a second shut down.  This is despite still grappling with the first wave of COVID spread.  States such as Texas, Florida, and California re-opened in-dining restaurants too quickly.  In fact, they ignored the CDC’s re-opening guidelines all together.  As a result, Sunbelt hospitals are filling up.  Ultimately, in-dining restaurants will now pivot back to delivery, until infection rates slow.  Unfortunately, now restaurant re-opens will use more plastics for delivery orders.  Luckily, Go Green Disposables offers Eco-Friendly Restaurant Supplies for restaurant re-opens.

Food Delivery & Take Out Operations Define Restaurant Re-Opens

As restaurants re-open in the US a “throw-away culture” is inflamed by the Corona Virus.  The service industry is leaning heavily on single-use plastics for to go orders. As profits dip, operations are using plastic based take-out & delivery programs.  Undoubtedly, plastics provide for the cheapest products.  Indeed, owners cite the higher costs of goods as the barrier from using eco-friendly restaurant supplies.  But the real price is paid over time with plastic pollution.  Nevertheless, the Corona economy demands a shift in thinking about how restaurants re-open.  Packing people indoors for dinner is no longer an option. Delivery and take-out options are the new foreseeable future for any restaurant re-opening.

The Fight Against Plastics in Food Delivery

Food Delivery uses alot of plastics.  Plastic bags hold the meal.  Bio-plastic forks are used on the meal.  PLA containers protect the meal in transit.  Owners acknowledge the thin line they walk when using so much plastic.  Using plastic bags, cutlery and cups discourages consumers from buying brands.  But, can you afford to remain open, if you purchase expensive eco-products?  Go Green Disposables supports restaurant re-open’s with eco-friendly food delivery supplies.

Go Green Disposables is more than Paper Straws…

Are you going through a restaurant re-open? Go Green Disposables operates in partnership with OkStraw Paper Straws. We offer eco-friendly restaurant supplies.  Business owners who trust us with paper straws, can now shop for more. Our portfolio of eco-friendly restaurant supplies includes, Paper To-Go Boxes, PLA cutlery, Pizza Boxes, Paper Plates, Cups and Oyster Boxes.  Complete your guest’s dining experience by going green with sustainable products.  Eco-friendly restaurant supplies are our specialty.  So call or email to learn more about our factory direct pricing today.

Universal Recycling Law In Vermont

Food Waste Recycling is the New Normal

According to the EPA only 35% of food waste is recycled in America.  In fact, 65% of food waste goes to landfills. Vermont is no different.  They send the same amount of uneaten food to landfills.  However,  their new universal recycling law is the first in 10 years to change this.  To understand the new recycling law, let us look at Vermont’s trash.  Vermont’s trash was split into five sections.  First, is special wastes.  Second, is organics – or food waste. Third, are paper, plastics, and C&D which make up the rest.  By building recycling each one of these categories the law cuts landfill waste in half.  As a result, we see a reduction in greenhouse gases.

What Does Recycling Organic Waste Look Like?

Uneaten food and food scraps release strong methane gases in landfills.  Indeed, Methane contributes to climate change.  So how does food recycling work to curb this? Food recycling reallocates uneaten foods.  It re-directs scraps to feed animals.  Waste recycling ensures local egg producers receive nutrient rich feed. This product also enriches soil for the next generation of crops.   The Universal Recycling Law offers guidelines to both businesses and residents. The Universal Recycling Law emphasizes reduction of consumption first.  Then it seeks to feed people and animals.  Remaining waste is composted through anaerobic digestion.  This complete the food recycling process.

Vermont’s Recycling Law Public and Private Life

Vermont’s recycling law targets two demographics.  The first is residents. How can the state help resident’s help the state? Vermont’s recycling law makes it simple.  Vermont’s waste collectors launched food scrap collection services in 2017.  Now, they will offer Vermont residents will receive equal access to food scrap disposal the same as trash and recycling.  It’s all bundled into one utility fee.  Additionally, public space food recycling will ensure organic waste cans are next to trash cans.  Public spaces include city streets, parks, schools and more.  The second demographic for Vermont’s recycling law is businesses.  The law requires supermarkets, campuses, and
restaurants to comply with new standards. These institutions are required to recycle food waste if they are within 20 miles of a recycling facility.

Atlantic Coast Pipeline Dies

Atlantic Coast Pipeline Canceled – Legal Battles & Green Energy

Duke Energy and Dominion Energy announced the cancellation of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline.  Referred to as the ACP, the Atlantic Coast Pipeline was delayed due to increasing cost, on going delayed and general uncertainty.  This is despite a strong 7-2 supreme court decision which authorized continued development.

The ACP’s History

The Atlantic Coast Pipeline launched in 2014.  A lack of energy supply and distribution plagued schools, businesses, and families.  Even national defense installations across North Carolina needed more energy. The region’s coal fired electric generator retired.  The surrounding areas needed access to a low-cost and low-emitting natural gas. The Atlantic Coast Pipeline’s history starts here.  Designed to boost the economy, the pipeline is touted as a job creator.  This pipeline cancellation is bad economic news in areas impacted by the decision.  Domino Energy and Duke Energy planned to create thousands of jobs.

Fossil Fuel Company Bailouts Under the Trump Administration

While this is a solid win for environmentalists; there are still attempts for fossil fuel company bailouts across the federal government. The decline of fossil fuel demand during the pandemic is unavoidable.  There are less people going out.  Therefore, there are more people staying home.  Less cars on the road leads to less demand for fossil fuels.  However, the government is still offering fossil fuel company bailouts with the Covid-19 Stimulus Package in early March 2020.  Fossil Fuel Company bailouts are happening, despite the win.  So what’s next?

Pipeline Fights Around the Country

There are other oil pipeline fights in the pipeline.  For example, the Keystone XL pipeline received a ruling from the Supreme Court. Environmentalists won a verdict requiring the Keystone XL to abide by a
rigorous environmental review process. Additionally, Minnesota utility regulators are supporting Engridge Energy’s Lin 3 oil pipeline.  The PUC is a five-member pane of state regulators that oversee pipelines and monopoly utilities.  They rejected arguments from opponents which contended new evidence surfaced since they approved the project two years ago.  Other oil pipeline fights also include the Jordan Cove Project in Oregon.  Together
they mark a shifting landscape that favors the health of land over profits.

Microplastics from Plastic Tea Bags.

Mircoplastics are in your tea bags – watch out! We know it is Fall.  The weather is cooling down. You are looking to stay warm. You grab your bag of premium tea, place it in a cup of hot water, and the brewing commences. Cheers, now enjoy your herb and microplastic cocktail!

Wait, what!? Yes, that’s right, microplastics are literally everywhere, now they’re in your tea! According to a group of researchers, plastic tea bags are shedding billions of microplastics into your drink. There’s a microplastic storm brewing, and even anti-plastic warriors like us at OkStraw are scared.

Microplastics Impacting Soil & Food

We featured microplastics in previous news articles, but here’s a refresher. Microplastics are any plastic pieces smaller than 5mm in size, and they can come from anything. Microplastics in the ocean come from discarded everyday plastic items that disintegrate, to fishing nets. And it’s not just in the ocean, microplastics are in the soil, too.

A recent survey in the UK found microplastics in soil cause earthworms to lose weight. Earthworms provide important nutrients for farmers, and provide essential crop yields. If microplastics kill earthworms, then low crop yields could cause mass food shortages for the world’s most vulnerable people.

While scientists don’t yet know if microplastics directly harm people, we already know they can indirectly. What’s worse, the average person ingests 5 grams of plastic every week, equivalent to eating a credit card! By now, microplastics should scare you like they do us at OkStraw.

Plastic Tea Bags To Blame

Researchers at McGill University in Montreal, Canada made this discovery. After submerging four different commercial tea bags into boiling water, the researchers measured the article counts. When the results came in, the news was astonishing.

Researchers found that a single plastic tea bag sheds almost 12 billion microplastic pieces in a cup, and 3 billion nanoparticles! These numbers are thousands of times larger than microplastics previously found in foods and drinks. We wish these numbers were a typo, but sadly they aren’t

Plastic tea bags are perforated to allow water to flow through the leaves, so there are tons of microplastic shavings remaining. Even some paper tea bags aren’t always safe, because many of them use plastic sealants. So now that you’re downright petrified of your tea bags (sorry!), how can OkStraw put you at ease?

How to Stop Plastic Shedding?

The good news is there are plenty of biodegradable alternatives to plastic tea bags. Buy loose leaf tea, and use them with plastic-free metal infusers or you own paper tea bags. If you absolutely want a ready-made tea, then consult websites like this to see which companies use plastics, and avoid them.

So how does OkStraw Paper Straws fit into all of this? Good question! Plastic straws and plastic tea bags have a lot in common. They both cause needless plastic waste, but it’s easy to cut them out. We at OkStraw only make biodegradable paper straws, and there’s none of this plastic sealant nonsense, either!

For those who enjoy their iced tea, why not pick up a paper straw to go with you paper tea bags? Want a paper bendy straw? We’ve got you covered, and boba fans will love our premium strength Bubble Tea Paper Straws. So from us at OkStraw, ditch those plastic tea bags, brew responsibly, and join the Cause for Paper Straws!

Plastics Ban & Paper Product Solutions

A German Plastics Ban Fights Climate Crisis

Germany is launching it’s newest initiative to combat the climate crisis – a ban on single use plastics. This German plastics ban focuses on curbing consumption of plastic straws, cutlery, cups and cotton swabs.  Also included in the German plastics ban are non-compostable to-go containers.

Confronting a Throw Away Culture

While the ban has a light footprint, it acknowledges a shift way from “throw-away culture.” The environment minister, Svenja Schulze, says the purpose of the ban is to move away from “throw-away culture”.  Long held as a solution for the future, plastics are increasing contributing to the problems of now.  Indeed, throw-away culture is the by-product of past thinking.  Unfortunately, it sticks around even when its unwanted – much like single-use plastics it promotes. It’s for that reason, other countries are joining the cause too.

Canada Early to Act Against Plastics

Canadian launched a plastics ban in 2019.  This legislation offers businesses a year to phase out plastic products. Items such as straws, bags, cutlery and to-go containers are included.  By 2021 the ban is set to be 100% active. In fact, Justin Trudeau is now credited by taking early leadership on environmental sustainability.  Perhaps this Canadian plastics ban sets an example for other Western economies as well.

A US Plastics Ban In the Future?

The fight against single-use plastics is at every level of government in America. Almost everyone. The federal government is largely mum on the topic.  However, states such as California, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Main, New York, Oregon, and Vermont are leaders banning plastics.  In fact, the real shift has been on a city level where citizens are demanding change in their own communities. Local action has percolated into state action.  Perhaps this state action can transition into a federal action as well.

Paper Product Solutions

At OkStraw Paper Straws, its more than saying “no” to plastics. We encourage saying yes to paper products.  We deliver our 4-Ply strength straws globally.  So wherever the next moment of change happens, we’ll be there. We are ready to support cities and small businesses alike with sustainable paper products.

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BOOTH 1456

Join OkStraw Paper Straws in booth 1456 at the International Restaurant and Foodservice Show – New York, from March 8th to 10th. Our team is ready to meet your paper straw needs!

For attendees focusing on cafe supply, bar supply and restaurant supply, be sure to stop and meet us at OkStraw Paper Straws. With competitively priced and high strength paper straws, OkStraw is the one-stop shop to meet your eco-friendly foodware supply needs.

Strength Comes in 4-Ply - Boba Straws and More

International Restaurant and Foodservice Show – New York attendees will find all the popular offerings from OkStraw Paper Straws, and then some. Along with our affordable-but-tough 3-ply paper straws, OkStraw’s 4-ply paper straw inventory keeps getting bigger. Our 4-ply paper straws have unbeatable strength and longevity: how does 5 hours in a drink sound? 

 

For International Restaurant and Foodservice Show – New York attendees in the cafe supply business, OkStraw Paper Straws has you covered. Our 4-ply Boba Paper Straws are plastic straw ban compliant, but they don’t sacrifice performance. Not only are they rated for 5 hours, but they come with diagonal cut tips, making them perfect for piercing sealed tops. How can we make bubble tea paper straws strong enough to piece a bubble tea lid? Well let’s just say it was top secret!

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Spoon Straws and U-Shaped Bendy Straws

Finding plastic ban-compliant straws can be a real struggle for folks in restaurant supply, but OkStraw Paper Straws makes it easier. International Restaurant and Foodservice Show – New York attendees selling slushies will find OkStraw Spoon Paper Straws perfect for their needs. Available in 4-ply and in multiple sizes, OkStraw spoon paper straws hold up to any blended ice drink, and won’t collapse or go soggy. 

International Restaurant and Foodservice Show – New York attendees in restaurant supply know they need straws for everyone. However, it’s challenging to find good bendable paper straws. At OkStraw Paper Straws, we say challenge accepted.  OkStraw’s Bendy Paper Straws are ADA-compliant, making them a real alternative to plastic bendy straws. Try our bendable paper straws at International Restaurant and Foodservice Show – New York and you’ll agree, the plastic straw is finished.

Come See Us!

From humble 3-ply, to specialty 4-ply paper bubble tea straws, OkStraw Paper Straws has you covered. With custom prints available, fast lead times and certified biodegradability, OkStraw has your business covered. When you’re at International Restaurant and Foodservice Show – New York, come see OkStraw at Booth 1456, and join the Cause for Paper Straws!

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RCSHOW – Restaurants Canada Show – Toronto

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BOOTH 3016

Join OkStraw Paper Straws in booth 3016 at the Restaurants Canada Show in Toronto from March 1st to 3rd. Our team is ready to meet your paper straw needs!

For attendees focusing on cafe supply, bar supply and restaurant supply, be sure to stop and meet us at OkStraw Paper Straws. With competitively priced and high strength paper straws, OkStraw is the one-stop shop to meet your eco-friendly foodware supply needs.

Strength Comes in 4-Plies - Boba Straws and More

Restaurants Canada Show attendees will find all the popular offerings from OkStraw Paper Straws, and then some. Along with our affordable-but-tough 3-ply paper straws, OkStraw’s 4-ply paper straw inventory keeps getting bigger. Our 4-ply paper straws have unbeatable strength and longevity: how does 5 hours in a drink sound? 

For Restaurants Canada Show attendees in the cafe supply business, OkStraw Paper Straws has you covered. Our 4-ply Boba Paper Straws are plastic straw ban compliant, but they don’t sacrifice performance. Not only are they rated for 5 hours, but they come with diagonal cut tips, making them perfect for piercing sealed tops. How can we make bubble tea paper straws strong enough to piece a bubble tea lid? Well let’s just say it was top secret!

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Spoon Straws and U-Shaped Bendy Straws

Finding plastic ban-compliant straws can be a real struggle for folks in restaurant supply, but OkStraw Paper Straws makes it easier. Restaurants Canada Show attendees selling slushies will find OkStraw Spoon Paper Straws perfect for their needs. Available in 4-ply and in multiple sizes, OkStraw spoon paper straws hold up to any blended ice drink, and won’t collapse or go soggy. 

Restaurants Canada Show Toronto attendees in restaurant supply know they need straws for everyone. However, it’s challenging to find good bendable paper straws. At OkStraw Paper Straws, we say challenge accepted.  OkStraw’s Bendy Paper Straws are ADA-compliant, making them a real alternative to plastic bendy straws. Try our bendable paper straws at Restaurants Canada Show and you’ll agree, the plastic straw is finished.

Come See Us!

From humble 3-ply, to specialty 4-ply paper bubble tea straws, OkStraw Paper Straws has you covered. With custom prints available, fast lead times and certified biodegradability, OkStraw has your business covered. When you’re at Restaurants Canada Show Toronto, come see OkStraw at Booth 3016, and join the Cause for Paper Straws!

Paper Straws for the Political Primaries

Political Paper Straws for the Primaries!

Americans are thirsty for political change. Left or Right, we offer political paper straws to any patriot.  2020’s in full swing, and that means it’s Primary Season. Millions of Americans are going to the polls, and selecting their preferred candidates. Naturally, only one candidate will win this race, but that doesn’t tamp down the thrill of the competition. So grab a drink, and enjoy the show!

Aside from the Primaries, there is another race going on, but it’s already won. To which race are we at OkStraw referring? The race for the best single-use straw, of course! The competition is hot, but there still remains one true standout winner. Spoiler alert: it’s our political paper straws!

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With the Iowa Caucus wrapped up and the New Hampshire Primaries this week, election season’s in full swing! Grab a drink and watch the results come in with OkStraws political straws.  Over here in California, we have Super Tuesday’s coming up on March 3rd, and we’re heading to the polls! Here at OkStraw Paper Straws, we want to see eligible folks to hydrate and get out to vote.

To celebrate this living tradition, we offer a number of political paper straw designs. Try our American Flag Paper Straws to celebrate the Star Spangled Banner, available in jumbo cocktail size. Sticking with the patriotic theme, OkStraw also has red and blue star straws, and red and blue striped straws. For those who want a mix of all three designs, we have you covered with our Patriot Pack. Paper straws and voting: doesn’t get more all-American than that!

Last year, the Trump campaign launched their line of political plastic straws. Designed to “trigger the libs”, this set of red Trump-branded 10 paper straws retailed for 15 dollars. Wait, what!? Yep, a dollar fifty for an ordinary old plastic straw, it’s THAT absurd. So much for “overpriced” paper straws! While OkStraw isn’t here toe a Democratic or Republican party line, how could we NOT respond?

Now we have Liberal Paper Straws by OkStraw, just what you need to trigger your red plastic straw using neighbor. Proudly displaying the L-word and donkey mascot, OkStraw Liberal Paper Straws are trolling made sustainable. So when your neighbor shows off that flimsy $1.50 political plastic straw, whip out your Liberal Paper Straw and show ‘em who’s more fiscally responsible!

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Here at OkStraw Paper Straws, we’re keeping the American traditions paper straws and voting alive. That’s correct, born right in our nation’s capital, Washington, D.C., paper straws are as American as it gets. The primaries are still ongoing, but paper straws are already victorious, and they’re defending their title.

OkStraw paper straws are biodegradable and fully organic, using no animal-based products. In fact, we offer custom print designs in 3-ply or 4-ply. Plus, we do all sizes of straws. From the barstirs to diagonal cut Bubble Tea – we do political paper straws for every size of beverage. We even offer ADA-compliant paper bendy straws. So get out, cast your votes and join the Cause for Paper Straws!

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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 Waste.

 

A Bay Area waste hauler and several environmental groups are aiming to put target plastics reduction on the California ballot. Citing Sacramento’s failure to act, they hope voters choose to finally cut down on California’s plastic waste. At OkStraw Paper Straws, we know nothing wakes up politicians quite like a public referendum. 

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California Plastic Waste Bill Get’s A Third Vote  

This year, California’s plastic waste situation had the opportunity to pass bills to limit single-use plastics. The bills required manufacturers to take responsibility for plastics they produce. Manufacturers need to make fully recyclable or compostable materials, and limit single-use plastics. These two bills, however, failed to get the necessary votes, and died at the state capitol.

Solving The Single-Use Plastic Waste Problem

That’s where this new bill comes in, and it goes further than those two dead California plastic waste bills. Under the proposed bill, all plastic packaging and single-use foodware items must be recyclable or compostable by 2030. There will also be up to a 1 cent manufacturer fee for making plastic items and packaging. This fee goes to building composting and recycling facilities and to pay for beach cleanups. 

At OkStraw Paper Straws, we like seeing legislation that both addresses single-use plastics and waste issues. A California plastic waste bill must have 623,212 signatures by April 2020, in order to be on the November ballot. Behind this ballot effort is Recology, a waste hauling company based in San Francisco. Recology focuses on sustainable waste management practices, and supporting this initiative demonstrates their corporate social responsibility. 

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Men Behind California’s Plastic Waste Problem!

OkStraw welcomes this initiative, here’s our warning to fellow Californians. If the initiative gets on the ballot, then get ready for a PR onslaught from plastic companies. Plastic industry lobbyist groups will try to kill a plastic recycling bill, just like they did in Sacramento. One of these lobbyist groups is Californians for Recycling and the Environment (CRE). 

During the debate in Sacramento, CRE warned that the two recycling bills would hurt Californians.  How?  By banning products like dog food and toothpaste. These were nothing but scare tactics. But the damage was done. Misinformed lawmakers feared backlash from their constituents and killed the bills. California residents need to know the truth about our plastic waste problem.  That’s why we are hear talking about it.

Paper Product Solution For a Sustainable California

Don’t believe the scary stories plastics companies tell you. This recycling bill will not take away your toothpaste nor your dog food. In fact, it will hold plastic companies accountable. This bill strikes at the heart of California’s plastic waste problem.  Healing our oceans starts here. Fighting climate change begins on a local level. Our fight against single-use plastics starts everyday with our choices.

Fortunately, there are great biodegradable alternatives to plastic are out there.  Indeed, our paper straws are one of these eco-friendly solutions.  By decomposing in 90 days, these products solve part of California’s plastic waste problem. So California, get to the polls, voice your support for recycling, and join the Cause for Paper Straws!

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New Recycling Law for California in 2020

2020 welcomes new recycling laws in California. Starting January 1st, the State of California now requires certain restaurants to recycle their organic waste. Restaurants producing 2 cubic yards of organic waste weekly now need to recycle waste. California’s old recycling law required recycling waste at 4 cubic yards. So the new limit affects more businesses than ever.

Here at OkStraw Paper Straws, we think California’s push for new recycling laws is a necessary move. If we want to fight climate change and sustain food production, then we need organic recycling. So let’s unpack what changes the new recycling law brings and how it affects your business.

What Exactly is Organic Waste?

Some folks may not know what’s considered “organic waste”, so let’s clear up the confusion. Also called “green waste”, organic waste spans a list of different materials. For example, it includes uneaten food (organic or non-organic), landscape trimmings, grass, leaves, branches, and compostable paper.

Compostable paper includes food-soiled paper, and biodegradable paper. Since OkStraw Paper Straws are both compostable and biodegradable, they technically count as organic waste.  OkStraw helps businesses comply with the new recycling laws. Whether it’s a paper straw or paper to-go container, this organic waste needs to be recycled. Let’s limit your restaurant’s organic waste to two cubic yards every week.

Why Organic Waste Recycling is so Important

So we know what counts as organic waste, but why does California care so much about recycling it? California cares because organic waste recycling helps fight climate change. Refuse that decomposes in the landfill produces large amounts of methane. Methane is far more aggressive than CO2.  We want less emissions, not more.   As such, these new recycling laws ensure a safer decomposing process.  For example, organic waste recycling helps capture these methane emissions and lowers greenhouse gasses.

The other reason why this new recycling law is so important is its improvement to agriculture. Soil from organic waste is rich in nutrients, which helps farmers grow crops more efficiently. In fact, organic waste is an agricultural goldmine, so why let it rot away in a landfill? Seems like wasted money and potential, right? We think so, which is why we at OkStraw ensured that our paper straws are organically recyclable.


California’s Organic Recycling Goals

This new recycling law is the latest bill for the California state legislature. In In 2014, Governor Brown signed a bill into law, requiring a 50% reduction in organic disposal over 5 years. However, California didn’t meet its recycling goal. This recycling law ensures a more aggressive approach to the problem.

With more restaurants falling under the new recycling law, California is on its way to finally meeting this goal. But, there are exceptions to the law. These include places without local organic recyclers.  Additionally, it spares restaurants without the space for organic recycling containers. Ultimately, we at OkStraw Paper Straws want to see ALL organic waste in California get recycled.

Are Paper Straws Organically Recyclable?

Given this news about changes to California’s organic recycling law, we started thinking, “Are OkStraw paper straws organically recyclable?”. Well looking back, California considers compostable paper with food stains organically recyclable. OkStraw Paper Straws are certainly compostable, and they absorb whatever drink they were in. So it’s safe to say that YES, OkStraw paper straws can go in the organic recycling.

Not all paper straws are organically recyclable, though. Some paper straws have wax or even plastic linings, so they can’t be organically recycled. Whereas OkStraw organic paper straws have none of these strengtheners added. We only sustainably sourced paper, vegan-safe glues and food safe mineral oils in our paper straws.

Available in countless sizes, custom prints and in 3 or 4 ply, there’s an OkStraw paper straw for every California restaurant. From ADA-compliant paper bendy straws to bubble tea paper straws, we have them all. So to California restaurants out there, get 2020 in full swing, and join the Cause for Organic Recyclable Paper Straws!

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