The last straw: plastic is out and green is in – Australia. But don’t be fooled byPosted on July 24, 2018 by DrRossH in Plastic Straws
Demand for plastic straws is drying up as customers look to environmentally friendly alternatives.
The owner has invested in two other alternatives to plastic, including oxobiodegradable or oxo-bio straws, and PLA straws made with polylactic acid vegetable starch. Both are biodegradable, food-grade and have a shelf life of more than 12 months.
We should not be allowing either of these to be used.
An oxo-bio straw will fragment into little piece of plastic after 12 -18 months. We do not want this item in existence at all.
A PLA straw is NOT biodegradable in almost every place on the planet. It will biodegrade if sent to a commercial compost facility that keeps it above 60 deg, lots of oxygen and moisture. Otherwise it will not biodegrade. Another item that should not be in existence. it is just conning the consumer with false information.