Worldwide there is a growing awareness of the effects of plastic waste on our environment and a corresponding increase in bans of single use plastic items; bags, packaging, straws and cotton buds. However, according to a UN report, only 127 countries have implemented some type of policy regulating plastic bags in 2018, 27 countries have also enacted some type of ban on other single use plastics like plates, cups, straws or packaging. It is not just about the terrible effect that it has in our oceans. Bangladesh was the first country to bring in bans in 2002 when plastic items caused blockages in the drainage system during a devastating flood. Plastic might seem inexpensive, but it is actually inconvenient for our health, for the health of the ocean, for the health of wildlife in the ocean and on land.
Flourish is making a concerted effort to limit the amount of single use plastic we use and the impact on the environment within production. One way we can do this is by making sure you know what options exist. Flourish has some wonderful choices for resuable straws – from stainless steel to silicone and paper – ready for branding. We also offer the latest in compostible straws. Talk to us about these and many other environment saving solutions we can help you with.