Drinks company Ribena has stopped using plastic straws in its cartons.
The new paper straws were first trialled in Tesco stores in May 2020 but are now a “permanent feature” across all Ribena cartons.
It is expected that the move will save up to 16 tonnes of plastic from being produced per year, as part of Ribena’s ambition to reach 100% sustainable packaging by 2030.
Jo Padwick, Transformation Manager at Suntory Beverage & Food GB&I, said: “It is great to see our years of hard work getting such positive reviews from Ribena drinkers. We have taken into account all of the feedback to help us improve the new paper straw that is now being launched on the range across all stores.”
A full roll-out is expected by April this year.
Plastic straws vs paper straws
One of the most common environmentally friendly alternatives to single-use plastic straws are paper straws. Paper straws break down into organic materials leaving a smaller footprint on the earth and are less harmful than plastic, because they are less durable, and should biodegrade.
An eco-friendlier alternative
Our customers can choose between classic style paper straws or PLA biodegradable straws.
Both straw types will break down naturally and comply with any current council and event site mandates regarding biodegradability.
Visit our website to find great prices on straws today.
Our range of paper straws started with the plain black style; however we’ve now expanded this range to offer a whole range of different styles to suit most common uses. The whole range uses a 6mm bore size, so suitable for all soft drinks and some lighter smoothies, length is the most common 20cm (195mm).
The newest addition to our range of disposable paper straws is the striped blue variety. These are a classic retro design with alternating white and blue wrap bound in a spiral pattern to form the design.
There are several reasons why you may want to switch to paper straws, the most obvious being that they’re completely biodegradable. This is most relevant to situations where the straws might end up being discarded; their biodegradable nature means that they’ll naturally break down as with any normal paper. These can also be recycled with your normal paper waste as they contain no lining or plastics.
It’s quite common since early 2018 for larger companies and councils to have a biodegradable mandate on any disposables they purchase. Our range of biodegradable paper straws are an ideal way to satisfy this requirement.
You can see our full range in the paper straws category at: https://innsupplies.com/disposable/drinking-straws
By popular demand we’ve introduced a new line of paper straws to supplement our existing range of disposable plastic straws. Due to ever shifting consumer requirements, paper straws have seen a huge surge in popularity through 2018; with many pubs, bars and clubs replacing their usual plastic straws.
Our disposable paper straws are 100% biodegradable, there’s no plastic coating either which means they can be easily recycled with your usual paper waste.
Initially we’re offering the plain black paper straws, although a range of colours and other designs will follow.
Our paper straws have a thick premium feel with a semi matt finish – great for use at bars that prefer not to use disposable plastics.
Samples of these are available on request. You can find these paper straws on our website at: https://innsupplies.com/black-paper-straws-biodegradable-compostable.html