Whether it is milk and drinks in supermarkets, or drinks in restaurants and cafes, straws have become a standard item since then. Plastic straws, as a kind of straws, are widely used in the food industry due to their low cost and simple process. At present, most of our daily life uses plastic straws. Although plastic straws are convenient for people's lives, their impact on the environment is immeasurable. In the United States alone, people lose 500 million straws every day. According to "one less straw", these straws can circle the earth two and a half times.
Compared with plastic straws, paper straws are made of paper, which is an environmentally friendly straw, which can be degraded and disappeared in the soil after a few months of use. It will not cause any pollution to the environment and is more conducive to green and sustainable development. Obviously, It is particularly important to use paper straws instead of plastic straws. However, the production process of paper straws is relatively complicated and the cost is high. Many food businesses reject paper straws in order to maximize their profits. Therefore, it is obviously difficult to replace plastic straws with paper straws.
In recent years, as people's environmental awareness has increased, consumers are willing to pay for companies with a sense of social responsibility. Coupled with the introduction of environmental protection policies, more and more food industries have begun to experiment with paper straws, and the paper straw market is also showing a rising trend.
As plastic straws cause excessive waste of resources, and the pollution to the environment after being discarded is becoming more and more serious, it is obviously not realistic to let people quit straws, and it will become a possibility to use paper straws instead of plastic straws, which will develop in the future food packaging industry. The replacement of plastic straws with paper straws will become an inevitable trend, and the development prospects of paper straws can be expected in the future.