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Seaweed Straws: How it could replace plastic in the long run?

Seaweed Straws

Loliware is a new venture who has started to think outside the “plastic” box to replace them with seaweed straws. That sounds completely impossible, isn’t it? Well, think again! Soon you might be using straws that completely look, feel and perform the accurate functions as that of plastic but will be made out of seaweed.

According certain research studies, Americans use around 170 to 390 million straws in just a day. Therefore the venture –Loliware has come up with an intriguing idea to replace these plastic straws with the ones made out of seaweed, which of course will be degraded easily in the soil. These seaweed straws guarantee you to withstand for more than 18 hours even after being used continuously.

Why seaweed straws will be chosen over plastic ones?

Plastic can be really harmful to the nature in many ways; studies show that every plastic that has been ever created still exists on the surface of the earth, as the decomposing process is slower than usual which causes the maximum harm. The plastic that is being introduced by Loliware are not only just edible but they are made from seaweed which can always be regenerated without affecting the Mother Nature. While these seaweeds are being planted for regeneration process they will help in seizing the carbon dioxide from the atmosphere restraining the effects of climate change.

Once paper straws were introduced in order to replace the plastic straws but their major drawbacks were –the production of paper straws would cost three times as that of plastic, and; we cannot rely on paper straws because their manufacturing would require the sacrificing of millions of trees, which would ultimately be of no help in saving the environment from collateral damage.

The straws made of seaweed can be put in storage for about 2 years, while their breaking down is in the same rate as the wastes from food can be broken. Plastic waste is proving to be hazardous with each passing day. Experts say that every year around 8 million tons of plastic wastes are entering the water bodies. Though plastics can always be recycled the rate of it is quite low –out of ten plastic straws only one is able to make up to the recycling industry and thus plastic has been found in the world’s deepest ocean beds as well as in every continent that includes Antarctica too in the list. In order to further prevent the changes taking place in the surrounding climate seaweed straws are going to replace plastic straws, eventually.  

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