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BioPak slashes prices on paper straws

BioStrawsSustainable packaging company BioPak has cut the price of its paper straws to encourage more food and drink outlets to quit using plastic options.

Regular (6mm) BioStraws dropped in price by 38 per cent and Jumbo (10mm) BioStraws prices reduced by 51 per cent.

“Whilst paper straws are significantly better than plastic, it’s important to know not all paper straws are created equal. BioPak has the only FSC certified straws in Australia and New Zealand. FSC Chain of Custody certification guarantees that the paper used to produce our straws come from a forest and supply chain that is managed responsibly throughout,” said BioPak sustainability director Richard Fine.

The company said that only 9 per cent of plastics are reused and recycled. An estimated 10 million straws are used in Australia every day and these soft plastics can take up to 200 years to break down.

The FSC certification on BioPak straws means that the forest where the materials for the paper straws come from is being managed to preserve the natural ecosystem and benefits the lives of local people and workers.

Major brands are starting to adopt eco-friendly paper straws such as Coca-Cola Amatil which recently announcing a switch to FSC certified BioStraws.

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