The Right Straw for You: Pla Straws, Paper Straws & Curly Straws

Takeaway Packaging are keen to get businesses to start using more compostable packaging, straws included! Straws are currently at the forefront of many discussions regarding single use plastics. We, as a manufacturer of takeaway packaging are responsible for ensuring that you all know about the future friendly alternatives available to you. Here are some options you can consider…

PLA Straws
PLA Smoothie Straw & Smoothie Cup

PLA STRAWS
PLA, short for ‘Polylactic Acid’ is made from a renewable resources, such as corn starch & sugar cane.

PROS
o Has the appearance of plastic
o Completely Biodegradable & compostable
o Made from renewable sources

CONS
o Cannot be branded… as of yet!
o Cannot be stored in wet conditions

Ppaer Straws
Paper Straws

PAPER STRAWS
Paper Straws are made from… paper

PROS
o Can be printed with food safe vegetable inks
o Vintage appearance, vibrant and colourful
o Completely biodegradable & compostable
o Great for use with children

CONS
o Will go soggy after a period of time
o Not suited for thick smoothies and milkshakes

Bella Italia Curly Straws
Bella Italia Curly Straw

CURLY STRAWS

Curly Straws are made from plastic, but they are not single use. They can be used time and time again.

PROS

o Curly Straws are reusable
o Great with the kids
o Can be branded with clip ons

CONS

o Made from plastic
o Can be expensive

 

Smoothie Cups
Smoothie Cups

NO STRAWS

PROS

o Cheaper

CONS

o Your customers are left without straws

 

By 2020, we aim to convert all our existing customers to biodegradable and compostable food and drink packaging. If you have any questions about switching to future friendly packaging, please talk to us. We have recently partnered with Ecoware and are delighted to be bringing their growing range of environmentally friendly food packaging to the UK.

Read about our partnership with Ecoware.

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