Paper Straws

Paper straws have gained popularity recently as people have begun to realize exactly how harmful single-use plastics are to the environment. Heartbreaking videos of marine life struggling to deal with immense amounts of plastic that are regularly swept into the ocean have caused customers and restaurateurs alike to reconsider the frequency with which we use disposable plastics. While getting rid of plastic straws will not solve the problem of plastic pollution, changing from single-use plastic straws to paper is a step in the right direction. We'll go over KaTom's selection of paper drinking straws below and answer some common questions. More

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Front of the House ASW003BKM28
Front of the House ASW003BKM28 5.5" Unwrapped Paper Straw, Black

KaTom #: 872-ASW003BKM28

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Tablecraft 100121
Tablecraft 100121 7.75" Wrapped Straws - Paper, Blue Striped

KaTom #: 229-100121

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$8.84 / Pack of 500
Tablecraft 100117
Tablecraft 100117 7.75" Wrapped Straws - Paper, Green Striped

KaTom #: 229-100117

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$8.82 / Pack of 500
Front of the House ASW001BKM28
Front of the House ASW001BKM28 7.75" Unwrapped Paper Straw, Black

KaTom #: 872-ASW001BKM28

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Front of the House ASW002BKM28
Front of the House ASW002BKM28 7.75" Wrapped Paper Straw, Black

KaTom #: 872-ASW002BKM28

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Front of the House ASW002WHM28
Front of the House ASW002WHM28 7.75" Wrapped Paper Straw, White

KaTom #: 872-ASW002WHM28

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Tablecraft 100110
Tablecraft 100110 5.75" Unwrapped Cocktail Straws - Paper, Black Strip...

KaTom #: 229-100110

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$6.24 / Pack of 500
Tablecraft 100111
Tablecraft 100111 5.75" Wrapped Cocktail Straws - Paper, Black Striped

KaTom #: 229-100111

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$6.95 / Pack of 500
Tablecraft 100112
Tablecraft 100112 7.75" Unwrapped Straws - Paper, Black Striped

KaTom #: 229-100112

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$8.24 / Pack of 500
Tablecraft 100113
Tablecraft 100113 7.75" Wrapped Straws - Paper, Black Striped

KaTom #: 229-100113

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$8.84 / Pack of 500
Tablecraft 100114
Tablecraft 100114 10" Unwrapped Straws - Paper, Black Striped

KaTom #: 229-100114

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$10.56 / Pack of 500
Tablecraft 100115
Tablecraft 100115 10" Wrapped Straws - Paper, Black Striped

KaTom #: 229-100115

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$11.38 / Pack of 500
Tablecraft 100116
Tablecraft 100116 7.75" Unwrapped Straws - Paper, Green Striped

KaTom #: 229-100116

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$8.21 / Pack of 500
Tablecraft 100118
Tablecraft 100118 10" Unwrapped Straws - Paper, Green Striped

KaTom #: 229-100118

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$10.56 / Pack of 500
Tablecraft 100119
Tablecraft 100119 10" Wrapped Straws - Paper, Green Striped

KaTom #: 229-100119

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$11.38 / Pack of 500
Tablecraft 100120
Tablecraft 100120 7.75" Unwrapped Straws - Paper, Blue Striped

KaTom #: 229-100120

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$8.24 / Pack of 500
Tablecraft 100122
Tablecraft 100122 10" Unwrapped Straws - Paper, Blue Striped

KaTom #: 229-100122

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$10.56 / Pack of 500
Tablecraft 100123
Tablecraft 100123 10" Wrapped Straws - Paper, Blue Striped

KaTom #: 229-100123

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$11.38 / Pack of 500
Tablecraft 100124
Tablecraft 100124 7.75" Unwrapped Straws - Paper, Red Striped

KaTom #: 229-100124

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$8.21 / Pack of 500
Tablecraft 100125
Tablecraft 100125 7.75" Wrapped Straws - Paper, Red Striped

KaTom #: 229-100125

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$8.82 / Pack of 500
Tablecraft 100126
Tablecraft 100126 10" Unwrapped Straws - Paper, Red Striped

KaTom #: 229-100126

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$10.56 / Pack of 500
Tablecraft 100127
Tablecraft 100127 10" Wrapped Straws - Paper, Red Striped

KaTom #: 229-100127

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$11.38 / Pack of 500
Tablecraft 100128
Tablecraft 100128 7.75" Unwrapped Straws - Paper, White

KaTom #: 229-100128

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$8.24 / Pack of 500
Tablecraft 100129
Tablecraft 100129 7.75" Wrapped Straws - Paper, White

KaTom #: 229-100129

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$8.84 / Pack of 500
Tablecraft 100130
Tablecraft 100130 10" Unwrapped Straws - Paper, White

KaTom #: 229-100130

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$10.56 / Pack of 500
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Common Questions About Paper Straws

Why should I swap to paper straws?

Environmental concerns have begun to shift public opinion towards the use of paper straws and away from single-use plastics. The prevalence of single-use plastics is filling the ocean with plastic waste that will take hundreds of years to break down. Studies estimate there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish by the year 2050, and this ecological shift could irreparably damage our oceans and the marine life that live in them. Plastic straws are only part of the problem, but many people and environmental organizations have identified single-use plastic straws as a good place individuals can make a difference.

Some governmental bodies are considering – or have already started – enacting bans or regulations to discourage single-use plastic straws. Establishments that want to get ahead of the curve are looking into switching before it becomes a requirement. More than that, though, environmentally conscious owners are moving to reduce their own unnecessary plastic waste. Paper replacements biodegrade quickly and leave no harmful environmental footprint. Consider switching to paper and implementing a straws-upon-request policy to reduce waste and cut down on costs.

What is a straws-upon-request policy?

In order to offset possible cost increases that might come with paper straws, many establishments are offering straws to customers only at a specific request. This results in lower total straw usage and enables restaurants to offer only paper versions, removing plastic straws from the ecosystem. Restaurants such as the Eastern Standard in Boston have implemented straws-upon-request policies without any problems. Owners report that customers are happy to be able to contribute to solving this problem by either using a paper straw or forgoing a straw altogether. Some customers are wary of paper forms because they assume that paper will dissolve in liquid – which it will, but not in the course of a regular meal. Consider a paper straws bulk purchase to offset the costs of switching.

Will paper versions dissolve in drinks?

Owners and customers alike have questions about the functionality of paper drinking straws. If they're designed to be biodegradable, what's to stop them degrading in the drink? Manufacturers of these paper versions are aware of this problem and have designed their products around it. Paper drinking straws are coated in an eco-friendly wax to prevent liquid from deteriorating the material. They are usually rated to last around four hours before beginning to get soggy, which is far longer than any customer should need a single straw.

Can I use these straws in hot drinks?

Paper drinking straws cannot be used in hot drinks. Heat will degrade the wax protecting the straws too quickly, and it will lose its structural integrity before the drink is finished. Customers generally do not expect a straw with a hot drink anyways, so this is usually not an issue.

Are they really biodegradable?

Yes. Paper-based straws will fully degrade back into their organic components, while plastic straws remain in the environment for hundreds of years. A paper straws bulk order is one of the simplest and most effective ways a restaurant can reduce its plastic waste output. Changing away from single-use plastics won't fix the problem on its own, but every step gets us closer to protecting the environment.

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