Company Develops Biodegradable Paper Straw
The company Aardvark has designed the sole FDA-approved, environmentally sustainable paper straw. Their straws are biodegradable, durable,
and affordable. Aardvark’s straw itself was designed off of the original 1888 patent for the first ever paper straw created by Marvin Stone.
Now, if you’re envisioning your straw falling apart before you can even finish your
beverage, your concerns are certainly valid. Other paper straws have had drawbacks like that in the past, but this company reassures customers that
their straws are made with far more material than conventional paper straws, so they won’t degrade or get soggy in your drinks.
Aardvark’s straws are made entirely in the U.S. using FDA compliant, food-grade
materials, and so they are both biodegradable and compostable. The company offers multiple different sizes and trendy designs to fit all of your needs. Though they are a little pricey (starting around $25 USD for 600 straws), they’re
certainly still affordable.
You can learn more on the company’s website here.
This is just one out of the countless examples that illustrates the harm we, as
humans, have done to the environment. The Earth is our home, and we need to start treating it like that! Would you just toss straws, plastic, garbage, oil, and whatever else all over the floor of
your house? Doubtful, yet you wouldn’t even have access to your house without this planet.
When it all comes down to it, Earth is the home that matters most. We need to connect
deeper with nature and develop a stronger sense of gratitude, otherwise future generations won’t be able to thrive!