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Eco-friendly Paper Drinking Straws

If you want to help the environment and save money, you should switch from plastic straws to eco-friendly paper straws. Although the switch is not as drastic as switching from plastic straws to reusable ones, you should be aware of how much waste plastic straws create. This article will discuss the pros and cons of using eco-friendly paper straws. Paper straws are much less harmful to the environment than plastic.

 

The plastic straw is produced through chemical reactions, including the use of plasticizers. Some plasticizers are classified as endocrine disruptors or developmental toxins. Ultimately, the production of plastic straws consumes energy and creates a substantial amount of plastic waste. The environmental impact of paper straws has been researched by several studies. They show that, compared to plastic straws, these decompose in one to two months. This is a significant improvement over the hundreds of years it takes plastic straws to decompose in the oceans. Furthermore, paper straws do not have as much of a negative effect on the environment as plastic does.

 

As plastic straws are not biodegradable, they create astronomical numbers when it comes to carbon footprint. In addition to CO2 emissions during production, they also contribute to landfill usage. So, the process of recycling plastic straws in a landfill requires energy that’s not renewable and results in net negative energy. A landfill is not an efficient solution for this problem. You need a more environmentally friendly method. The best choice is to switch to sustainable paper straws and reduce waste. Fortunately, there are many alternatives to disposable plastic straws. More and more straw manufacturers are producing other types of drinking straws that are not plastic. 

 

Compostable straws are an option for environmentally friendly paper drinking straws. These straws are made from FSC-certified fiber and will biodegrade in the soil. Biodegradable paper straws can contribute to a “green” brand image and give customers an opportunity to take a role in caring for our planet. Providing biodegradable straws to your customers, helps to create a long-lasting positive impact on the environment. Paper straws are an attractive, sustainable alternative to plastic straws. Recent changes to government regulations and policies are leading to a new focus on using recycled materials. However, there are concerns about the stability of paper straws. A series of tests was conducted to determine their performance in various applications. The strength of paper straws decreased by 80% to 90% after 30 minutes of immersion in water.

 

That’s where Boss Straw rises above other paper suppliers in the performance of the paper straw. Even in soda, Boss Straw resists collapsing, shredding, or becoming soggy for over 24 hours. Our biodegradable drinking straws outlasts the typical 5-hour straws. We sell bulk white paper straws to businesses across the hospitality and restaurant industries. Whether you need a straw big enough for bubble tea or to accompany your finest cocktail presentation, we have the best paper straws. Online orders can be placed for our durable paper straws.

Boss Straw has been nominated for Business of the Year

Boss Straw has been nominated for Business of the Year by Senator Wilcox to Illinois Manufacturers Association Award

Summary: Straws are an essential part of the hospitality business, and BOSS Straw is happy to offer the right solution that eliminates soggy paper straws. With their Enviro Sip Straw, they offer made in the USA and 24-hour strong straws that let users taste their drinks. Senator Wilcox has nominated the company for the Business of the Year Award.

Woodstock, IL – BOSS Straw has been nominated for Business of the Year by Senator Wilcox to the Illinois Manufacturers Association Award. The nomination comes in recognition of the company’s meritorious impact on the food and hospitality industry, transforming consumer experience by eliminating soggy paper straws that taste like pulp and replacing them with high-quality straws that let consumers taste their drinks.

The award nomination also came after the company’s 24-hour Paper Straw Challenge was launched. The challenge invites hospitality businesses, especially restaurants, bars, hotels, food service companies, food ware distributors, etc., to request a sample pack of BOSS Straw, unwrap and soak in soda for 24 hours, then place the straw in a fresh drink and sip from the soaked end. The challenge aims to prove that BOSS Straw has paid attention to all of the important factors during the design and manufacturing process, thus ensuring that their paper straws hold up to a high integrity standard even after 24 hours in any soda of choice.

“Our team set out to make a straw that would survive a meal or perhaps a long evening sipping on a couple of drinks. The result of our research and development was a straw that would last much, much longer. Our Enviro Sip Straw developed BOSS straw is a paper straw that can stay strong enough to drink after soaking in a soda for 24 hours. While the BOSS straw is 24-hours strong, it still composts and breaks down in fresh water and seawater without releasing harmful substances into the environment,” said Guy Spinelli.

With their high-quality paper straw, more businesses in the food and hospitality sector can improve consumer experiences while maintaining environmentally safe practices. The straws are perfect for all soda drinks and are degradable in fresh and saltwater environments.

BOSS Straw’s success with their Enviro Sip Straw also qualified them for another award. The company was recognized by the McHenry County Economic Development Corporation (MCEDC) as the 2021 Small Business Champion for companies with fewer than 25 employees. The award is yet another testament to the company’s good work and continued customer satisfaction.

BOSS Straw remains committed to improving the consumer experience in the hospitality and food industry while also remaining environmentally friendly. They are located at 1150 McConnell Road, Woodstock, IL 60098 US, and can be reached via phone at (815) 527-7832. Visit their website for more information.

Are Paper Straws Better?

Are Paper Straws Better?

Nearly every country in the world is fighting a war on plastic waste. That is because about 300 million tons of plastic are added to our landfills and oceans every year.

Single-use plastic straws are a substantial contributing factor to the world’s plastic waste. That is why Boss Straw produces a new type of paper straw that does not go soggy in your drink and is better for the environment.

What can be better than a paper straw that works as well as a plastic one without damaging the Earth? 

The following answers some of the questions you may have about paper straws and why you should try them.

What Are Paper Straws?

Paper straws are made from food-grade paper, edible inks, and other raw materials. They are biodegradable, and usually decompose in less than a few months.

Why Use Paper Straws?

If you have a business where you serve “to go” beverages, you need to use some sort of single-use straws. Serving stainless steel straws or metal straws would be too costly, making paper straws your best choice.

Paper straws are friendly alternatives to plastic because they are eco-friendly straws. New and improved paper straws make a good option because they do not get soggy when wet.

Are Paper Straws Better Than Plastic Straws?

Paper straws are made from renewable resources. Since these natural materials break down quickly, they have a minor negative environmental impact.

Plastic straws are not made from biodegradable material. They sit in landfills and take hundreds of years to break down.

Not only do plastic straws contribute to overfull landfills, but they contribute to the overall global problem of plastic pollution. The production and burning of plastic contribute heavily to the emission of greenhouse gases.

Paper straws are an excellent alternative to plastic straws because they will break down in a few months, unlike single-use plastics. Several studies show that paper straws decompose in one to two months.

Paper straws are the best alternative to their plastic counterparts when looking for a single-use straw. Our straws turn back into the Earth less than 90 days after being discarded.

Do Paper Straws Work as Well as Plastic Straws?

Plastic straws are popular for a good reason. They hold up well when placed in liquid. That means they do not become soggy when enjoying your favorite beverage.

Some paper straws have received negative press because they can become soggy when placed in liquid. We do not like the taste of paper in our drinks either!

That is why Boss Straw wanted to create a different type of paper straw. First, we wanted to create a sustainable solution that could replace the use of plastic straws. But more importantly, we wanted our paper straws to hold up and plastic straws.

Our Paper Straws Are Different

While some paper straws can turn wet and taste like pulp, ours are different. At Boss Straw, we understand that nobody likes a soggy straw. Our straws do not taste like paper and can stay in your drink for 24 hours without going soggy.

Our straws are also earth-friendly, made from 100% recyclable paper and food-grade, biodegradable binding. We would love to talk with you further about how our straws are different than other paper straws. Contact us today!

 

Stability of Paper Straws

Paper Straws That Last!

Paper straws are an attractive, sustainable alternative to plastic straws. Recent changes to government regulations and policies are leading to a new focus on using recycled materials. However, there are concerns about the stability of paper straws. A series of tests were conducted to determine their performance in various applications. Researchers found that they were highly absorbent and had a low contact angle. The results showed that paper is an excellent alternative to plastic.

The strength of paper straws decreased by 80% to 90% after 30 minutes of immersion in water. The results, however, remained consistent throughout the test. Only one brand maintained the highest strength in all conditions. This brand of paper straws exhibited the highest compressive strength in all liquids, including soda. In addition, they were the most environmentally friendly option. To ensure a safe drinking straw, consumers should choose BOSS Straw.
A paper straw’s tensile strength was measured using three plies of paper bonded together with a thin layer of hot melt adhesive. The quality of the straw and the adhesive are both crucial in ensuring their performance. Therefore, the manufacturer of the straw and paper supplier should work together closely. Aside from choosing the correct adhesive, the grade and color of the paper must also be taken into account. A few factors need to be considered in selecting the right one.

The Environmental Impact of BOSS Straw

The environmental impact of paper straws has been reviewed by several studies. They show that, compared to plastic straws, these decompose in one to two months. This is a significant improvement over the hundreds of years it takes plastic straws to decompose in the oceans. Furthermore, these materials do not have as much of a negative effect on the environment as plastic does. Even though plastic straws are used by many people and businesses, the toxins they release into the environment can harm the environment.

The paper straws manufactured by BOSS Straw have a non-porous adhesive. This ensures that the paper straw is completely biodegradable and turns back into the earth 90 days after being discarded. The company was honored with several awards and is already in talks with several restaurant chains for its supplies. The Founder of BOSS Straw, Guy Spinelli, who spent decades in the paper industry, was inspired to start his own paper straw company because of the environmental damage caused by plastic ones.

Call Boss Straw at (815) 527-7832 or Order Online.

Enviro Sip Straw Announces More Ways to Buy Its Products

BOSS straw Paper Drinking Straws Now Available on Alibaba 

Chicago, IL, February 1, 2022 — Enviro Sip Straw, LLC, makers of the innovative BOSS straw, today announced the availability of its products on Alibaba, one of the world’s largest retailers and e-commerce companies.

“Despite the pandemic, the Enviro Sip Straw team has seen domestic demand skyrocket for our paper drinking straws over the past two years,” says founder and owner Guy Spinelli. “With our straws doing gangbusters here in America, we decided to take the business global.”

Spinelli adds, “By selling to the world on Alibaba, restaurants and hotels everywhere now have an environmentally friendly alternative to plastic straws. We have over 4 million straws in stock and available for immediate delivery.”

BOSS straw products are made from sustainably sourced, biodegradable paper and strengthened with food-safe binding. They’re known throughout the hospitality industry for not becoming soggy in beverages, even after soaking for 24 hours in soda, and for not having a cardboard-like aftertaste.

Enviro Sip Straw offers a full lineup of four drinking straws, from the all-purpose, original BOSS straw to straws sized for extra-large soft drinks, mixed drinks or juice drinks. Up to two diameters, as well as custom wrappers, are available for each straw size.

About Enviro Sip Straw, LLC
Enviro Sip Straw, LLC manufactures its environmentally friendly BOSS straw products in the Chicago suburb of Woodstock, IL. In November 2021, it was recognized as the McHenry County Economic Development Corporation Business Champion for companies having fewer than 25 employees. Customers can quickly find its products at bossstraw.com, or on Alibaba by selecting the Supplier option in the Search window and then typing Enviro Sip Straw.

About Alibaba
Launched in 1999, Alibaba is the leading platform for global wholesale trade. It serves millions of buyers and suppliers around the world.

Contact:
Enviro Sip Straw, LLC
Gaetono (Guy) Spinelli
Founder
orders@bosstraw.com

Happy Holidays from Boss straw

It’s that most wonderful season once again! BOSS straw wishes you the merriest of holidays as you celebrate with family and friends. We look forward to working together with you in 2022 and making the world better, one sip at a time.

Happy new year!