Nowadays the daily use of straw is part of the consumption habits of the world’s population. Very useful, easy to use and often original, they have become almost indispensable for us to sip our favourite drinks!
However, today, people are realizing that this small object, even though it has become commonplace in their eyes, is at the heart of many environmental issues.
In France, we use more than 8,800,000 plastic straws every day and a tiny fraction of them are recycled.
On the other hand, in recent years, the production of plastic has been steadily increasing and every year more than 8 million tons of plastic waste is dumped into the oceans. Once abandoned, these give way to billions of micro-particles that clump together in many areas of the world’s oceans. It takes between 100 and 1,000 years for the plastic to decompose. In addition to the environmental issues, an entire marine ecosystem is threatened by human pollution.
Today, it is urgent for mankind to become aware of the seriousness of the situation and its impact on the environment. Plastic straws have become one of the 10 most collected wastes on the coasts and their damage in the oceans is becoming more and more important.
Payapâte is there to accompany you in an eco-responsible approach and to enable you to act in favour of the environment.
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