Plastic pollution are increasing 

year by year, threatening 

the healthiness of our planet.

Plastic endures 450 years to forever.

Plastics do not biodegrade but break down into smaller pieces.

The world produces 381 million tons of plastic waste yearly

       - this is set to double by 2034.

50% of this is single-use plastic & only 9% has ever been recycled.

Only 9% of plastics are recycled in spite of increased recycling efforts. 

Plastics can be found in every where on Earth

Every year at least

1 Million seabirds, 100,000 marine 

mammals and sea turtles die from 

the plastic pollution, 100% of baby 

sea turtles have plastic in their stomachs.

5.25 trillion macro and micro pieces of plastic in the ocean.

46,000 pieces in every square mile of ocean, weighing up to 269,000 tons.

75 to 199 million tons of plastic waste currently in the oceans.

33 billion pounds of plastic entering the marine environment a year.

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is around 1.6 million square kilometers bigger than Texas.

Over 2 million tons of plastic packaging are used in UK each year.

The US contributes 38 million tons of plastic every year.

What about the single use plastic straw?

✅ Plastic straws make up about 99% of the $3 billion drinking-straw market. 
✅ The United States uses millions of single-use plastic straws a day.
✅ Total 23.5 Billion pieces of straws are discarded annually.
✅ Globally, 8.3 billion plastic straws are expected to be on the world's coastlines.

Plastic straws are not biodegradable, nor recyclable either.

Anti-plastic, plastic free movement across the whole planet started early 2010's. Global trend of banning single use plastic and search for the alternatives to the plastic started.

August 2016 France becomes the first country to impose a total ban on plastic cups, plastic plates and plastic cutlery.

August 2017 Lonely Whale kicks off their digital campaign for A Strawless Ocean, highlighting various celebrities taking the pledge to #StopSucking.

The campaign helps with educating the public and pushing for regulations on single-use plastic.

February 2018 Queen Elizabeth bans plastic straws and bottles from all royal estates, cafes, and gift shops.

May 2018 Vancouver becomes first major Canadian city to ban single-use plastic.

July 2018 Seattle's first in the nation plastic straw ban goes into effect.

July 2018 Starbucks announces it plans to eliminate plastic straws from all global locations by 2020.

Sept 2018 McDonald's announces it will replace single-use plastic straws with paper-based alternatives in all stores across UK and Ireland.

The chain uses 1.8M straws per day in the UK.

A movement towards green consumption lead to the appearance of paper straw

Food and related industries actively looked for the alternatives to plastics straw.

Finally paper straw made its debut as the most efficient alternative in the late 2010's.

Paper straw sales exploded in a short time and still continue to grow.

Paper straws have become almost ubiquitous in bars and fast-food outlets as the hospitality industry has rushed to ditch plastic in response to a consumer backlash. But while they may not linger in the environment for 300 years or so like those made of plastic, paper straws leave a lot to be desired.

Then, what about Paper Straw?

Is it safe or not?

Paper Straw is a greener option, but not a green one. 

It's production emits more CO2 and wastes more water than the plastic straw. Even worse it contains toxic chemicals, too.