We need so many paper straws now, they’re building a whole new factory to meet demand

Paper straw manufacturer Aardvark has seen demand grow by as much as 50-fold as environmentalists call for an end to single-use plastics. It’s great for business, but their old factory wasn’t cutting it anymore–so they’re building a new one. From the time they were first invented in 1888 through the middle of the 20th century, all straws were paper. Older people might remember trying to drink milkshakes through straws that fell apart after a few sips. Plastic slowly began to supplant paper in the 1950s, though, and paper straws were swiftly swapped out for the more durable alternative. By the late 1960s, Aardvark, a family-owned straw company that traces its origins back to the original paper straw, had completely switched its product to plastic.Read Full Story

We need so many paper straws now, they’re building a whole new factory to meet demand

Paper straw manufacturer Aardvark has seen demand grow by as much as 50-fold as environmentalists call for an end to single-use plastics. It’s great for business, but their old factory ...

Wed 5 Dec 18 from Fastcompany Tech

Legoland Bans Plastic Drinking Straws, to Protect the Environment from Plastic Waste

Guest essay by Eric Worrall h/t CFACT – Legoland has demonstrated their commitment to reducing the global burden of waste plastic, with a token ban of plastic drinking straws. Legoland ...

Mon 3 Dec 18 from Watts Up With That?

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