Frequently Asked Questions
Below is a list of frequently asked questions about biodegradable straws and those sold by Green Planet Straws. If your question does not appear or the answer is not satisfactory, please contact us.
- Why paper straws?
Paper straws are biodegradable straws. Plastic Straws are engineered never to break down, are tough to recycle, are used once and tossed, and are among the most likely items to be found among the plastic debris winding up in our oceans and negatively impacting ocean life. By contrast, paper straws are biodegradable and not harmful to sea life.
- What type of paper is used to make your paper straws?
Green Planet Straws are made of FDA-approved paper (FDA 21 CFR 176.170 for Direct Food Contact) and we use FSC-certified products to manufacture our biodegradable straws. Plus, our straws meet the ASTM Standard for compostability.
- Don’t paper straws get soggy during use?
Unlike other paper straws on the market, Green Planet Straws are made of high-quality FSC-certified paper, which makes for a durable, long-lasting straw-sipping experience.
- Do your paper straws contain beeswax?
Absolutely not! Cultivating beeswax is not good for the bees. At larger bee farms. it is not uncommon for the farmer to cut off the queen bee’s wings so that she can be artificially inseminated or forced to stay in the colony.
- Won’t the switch from plastic to paper straws mean more trees will be cut down?
The FSC-certified paper used in Green Planet’s biodegradable straws comes from responsibly managed forests that provide environmental, social, and economic benefits.
- What does FSC Certified mean?
FSC stands for the Forest Stewardship Council, an international organization established in 1993 to promote responsible management of the world’s forests. Companies that are FSC Certified meet the standards set by the FSC when it comes to eco-friendly forest products.
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- Can Green Planet Straws be composted or recycled?
Yes, either! Green Planet Straws have been fully tested to ensure their compostability, and these biodegradable straws may indeed be recycled.
- How will the planet benefit from using paper straws?
Plastic straws are considered single-use. They are made out of a very thin material that will break down into very small particles known as microplastics. These microplastics are toxic and dangerous to the environment, as marine life eat them and they can get into our seafood.
- Are Green Planet Straws safe to use?
Vigorously tested, Green Planet’s biodegradable straws meet the strident federal demands for a product that comes in contact with food and are rated food-safe.
- Will your paper straws collapse when they get wet?
No. That’s the beauty behind Green Planet paper straws. They are very durable and hold up extremely well. They are meant to get wet and not collapse.
- In what colors and sizes are your paper straws available?
Green Planet Straws come in an array of sizes, appropriate for a variety of beverages. Please see our product page for more information.
- Can I get customized straws for my restaurant or business?
Green Planet Straws has its own printing press at its factory and can quickly and easily customize and personalize straws for customers. Your company name or logo can be printed on Green Planet Straws in any available PMS color.
- What is the minimum quantity to order custom paper straws?
There is a 52-case minimum order for a custom printed straw or paper wrapper.
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- Do I need to wait a long time for my Green Planet Straws order?
Poised to meet the ever-growing demand for a more environmentally friendly alternative to plastic straws, Green Plastic Straws has one of the shortest lead times in the industry.
- How do I go about placing an order?
Please start by contacting our office. You will speak to a sales representative who can initiate the ordering process.
For more information about Green Planet Straws, to order paper straws in stock or custom styles, or to learn more about the paper straws that Green Planet Straws produces, please contact us.