Switching to paper straws couldn’t be easier. To help eliminate some of the stress we have compiled for places where we buy and use straws, we have developed this simple guide.
After the legal amendments that took effect in April 2020, the UK will completely ban single-use plastic straws.
This can be seen as an opportunity for companies to show their customers that they are responsible, serious, and serious about environmental issues.
However, many business owners find that the quality of paper straws may vary from manufacturer to manufacturer.
To help prevent you from becoming a victim of “damp” paper straws, here are some pointers and questions you should ask your supplier.
Don’t always choose the cheapest option
Good quality paper straws can cost more. The old adage, “you get what you pay for”, of course applies here. Paper straws are made in a similar way, so if they are very cheap, there may be good reasons. Don’t take the risk of using straws to annoy customers. These straws will fold, collapse or swell and become unusable.
Buy local where you can
The manufacturing cost of paper straws is relatively low, but due to its bulk, transportation costs can be high. If you are serious about controlling costs and reducing your carbon footprint, please make sure they are made in the UK or even locally. This will reduce overall costs and allow you to purchase better quality.
Paper straws do not always have the best reputation and the recent McDonald’s paper straw fiasco has not played any role in promoting the cause. The market is flooded with cheap imports from China. Therefore, when the sample package arrives, you must request the sample package and perform a test. Put them in soda and see how long they last. Paper straws will degrade due to the nature of the paper, but they should last 30 minutes, which is ample time for your customers to enjoy their drinks.