PLA and bio-based plastics are not the solution to our plastic problem

What we already knew about StrawZ with our Hay! Straws has now also been independently established at "De Monitor" of KRO-NCRV.

PLA based on, for example, sugar cane or bio-based plastics based on avocado seeds are not the solution to our plastic problem.

What many people do not know is that bioplastics and PLA do not compost under natural conditions. It can only be composted under industrial conditions.

But then it has to be sorted and offered separately to the different composting plants. Despite the fact that the user pays for this, this does not happen and PLA and biobased plastics simply disappear into the incinerator.

Should it still be offered to a composting plant, then it will still be presented with the residual waste. Research has shown that the currently used composting process in the composting plants takes an average of 4 weeks, while processing and composting PLA and biobased plastics under conditioned conditions requires 12 weeks.

The industrial processing and compostability of PLA and bio-based plastics therefore has no positive effect on the quality of the final compost. This is why this waste is separated from green waste and ends up in the residual waste for incineration. 

 

At the moment Milieu Centraal even advises PLA and Bio plastics to always throw away with the residual waste!

 

That's why we at StrawZ opted for our Hay! Straws as an alternative to plastic, biobased plastic, PLA and paper straw. Our Hay! Straws are 100% sustainable, completely natural and naturally biodegradable, the only right alternative that does slurp!

Watch the broadcast and draw your own conclusion and order our straws and "Join the Straw-Volution®" just like the many others who have gone before you!