It’s summertime and we all know what that means – barbecues, cookouts, and parties. Paper plates and cups are usually a must have at these types of gatherings. However, did you know you can purchase paper straws?
Drinking straws are usually made out of plastic and wrapped in paper. We never really think about the environmental implications a straw has on the environment. It is something that can probably be recycled, but more times than not, it is simply thrown away.
I was recently in the store, and a green package of red –striped straws caught my eye. I assumed they were plastic as most straws are. However, they were made from paper. At first it doesn’t seem possible…how can a straw made from paper work? But then I remembered the candy “Pixy Stix.” You would think that as soon as the straw gets wet that it would wilt like all other wet paper does. However, I guess they don’t.
The brand is called Kikkerland. It looks like the paper straws come in different colors: red, blue, or grey. These would be perfect for a July 4th party. I’m going to buy some and see how they work for my next cookout.
I’m not sure if the straws can be recycled, but I assume they can be. If not, according to Kikkerland’s website, the straws are eco-friendly and biodegradable since they are made from paper.
So this could be a fun addition to your next cookout or a random conversation piece.