Greenpeace Canada just named Neslté and Tim Hortons as the country’s top two plastic polluters – the 2nd year for topping the list for Canada Plastic Waste
Thanksgiving is more diverse than we’d ever imagined. But what do all of these Thanksgivings have in common? Everyone needs a paper straw, of course! Here at OkStraw, we created our own Thanksgiving dinner tradition. At our Thanksgiving dinner table, we ditched the plastic and switched to paper straws.
Unilever is addressing its plastic usage problem. Consumer goods producer Unilever will halve the 700,000 tons of new plastic it uses annually.
A research group in Sweden just discovered a new method of recycling plastics. What’s even more exciting is that this method can recycle all plastics. While we at OkStraw Paper Straws encourage switching to biodegradable alternatives, we’re excited to hear about this new plastic recycling method.
By emphasizing repairability, reusability, quality and social causes, Patagonia is setting the pace for Corporate Social Responsibility.
Irish Teen Removes Microplastics from Water. Removing microplastics from water is a colossal challenge, but thankfully, a new solution is here.
This new solution comes from teenager and winner of Google’s Science Fair contest, Fiann Ferreira. Both practical and highly effective, Ferreira’s microplastic harvesting method is exactly what our planet needs.
According to a recent scientific study, microplastics are causing worms to lose weight. This finding worries us at OkStraw Paper Straws, because it’s devastating news. If we want to ensure a stable food supply, then we have to tackle our microplastic problem.
Prague Bans Plastic Straws. Starting on May 1st, 2019, Prague no longer allows single-use plastics at music festivals hosted in the city.
The Trump administration just ordered a government agency to stop predicting climate change impact on the U.S. in their research work.
The Ocean Cleanup just relaunched its new plastic harvesting device on the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, and it’s already showing great results.
OkStraw Paper Straws will be presenting at Comida Expo San Diego from October 26-27th, at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, located at Booth 312.
The Italian island of Capri banned single-use plastics, including bans on plastic straws. Business and tourists must use biodegradable alternatives.