The Final Straw: Paper or Plastic?

JD Wetherspoon is just one of the latest chains to end the potential harm of using of plastic straws, as complaints about the environmental effect by staff and customers has led to a new way of thinking in respect of our environment. The pub chain is aiming to cut down plastic straw usage and will be using biodegradable paper straws in the New Year, across their 900 + branches.

It’s been reported that plastic straws can take up to 500 years to rot when dumped in landfill, the chain claims this will stop 70 million plastic straws entering landfill & the world’s oceans each year.

Takeaway Packaging fully support this approach to cutting down plastic wastage and encourage our customers to use an alternative product. This is why we produce both Paper Straws, suitable for disposable use, and Curly Straws, which can be reused time and time again.

Paper Straws

Our Paper Straws are fully compostable & biodegradable, these straws can be branded with your artwork, and will be made in your desired sizes, colours and quantity. We print paper straws with food safe vegetable inks.

Curly Straws

Our Curly Straws are reusable and can incorporate a clip-on accessory for branding purposes, these are ideal for use with children as they can collect the clip-ons and take the straws home.

5 Benefits of switching to these straws
  • Eco-Friendly
  • Cheaper
  • Biodegradable
  • Less Wastage
  • Sustainable Sources

Check out our Straws page for more information about the different styles of drinking straws we produce.

We offer stock options available for those who aren’t looking to brand their drinking straws, these are available in a variety of colours. Takeaway Packaging also produce a wide range of compostable & recyclable takeaway food packaging and street food packaging supplies, please get in touch with us to find out more.