Are Paper Straws Recyclable? (How to Dispose of Paper Straws)
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Are Paper Straws Recyclable? (How to Dispose of Paper Straws)

We all know that normal paper can be recycled. But, does that mean that paper straws are also recyclable, and therefore eco-friendly? In theory, paper straws made out of pure paper can be recycled. However, this doesn’t mean that all paper straws are actually recycled by recycling facilities. In fact, the majority of paper straws…

12 Best Plastic Straw Alternatives (My 2020 Recommendations)
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12 Best Plastic Straw Alternatives (My 2020 Recommendations)

According to some estimates, Americans use between 170 million and 390 million plastic straws every single day.  Most of these straws eventually end up in an ocean, where they collect in garbage patches or break down into dangerous microplastics. Plastic straws can also be mistaken for food by turtles and other marine animals. Once swallowed,…

Should Plastic Straws Be Banned? [Pros & Cons of a Straw Ban]
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Should Plastic Straws Be Banned? [Pros & Cons of a Straw Ban]

Plastic straws are everywhere we look. We use them to drink beverages at home and we get them at almost every restaurant. Recently, however, plastic straws have been the subject of many plastic bans in an attempt to help the environment.  But should plastic straws really be banned? And will a plastic straw ban actually…

Paper vs. Plastic Straws: Is Paper Really Better for the Environment?
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Paper vs. Plastic Straws: Is Paper Really Better for the Environment?

Many restaurants have banned plastic straws due to their harmful effects on the environment, and have switched to paper alternatives instead. But, are paper straws really better for the environment? The answer isn’t as simple as you may think: While it’s true that paper straws aren’t as harmful as plastic straws, this doesn’t mean that…

8 Benefits of Reusable Stainless Steel Straws
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8 Benefits of Reusable Stainless Steel Straws

During the past few months, many fast-food restaurants and even entire cities have pledged to ban plastic straws. Plastic straws have quickly become a symbol of the world’s unnecessary reliance on plastic. Even more, they have become a symbol of plastic’s horrific effects on the environment. Plastic straws cause pollution and damage to the environment…

Are Plastic Straws Recyclable? [How to Properly Recycle & Dispose Plastic Straws]
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Are Plastic Straws Recyclable? [How to Properly Recycle & Dispose Plastic Straws]

I’ve heard from some people that plastic straws can be recycled. I’ve also heard the opposite from others. So, I started wondering, how can I recycle plastic straws and dispose of them properly? As it turns out, plastic straws can technically be recycled. The problem is that plastic straws are small, thin, and bend easily….