Why Plastic Straws Can't Be Recycled

 

 

 

Plastic straws can’t go into your recycling bin at home. 

 

Plastic straws are too lightweight to make it through the mechanical recycling sorter. They drop through sorting screens and mix with other materials and are too small to separate, contaminating recycling loads or getting disposed as garbage. 

 

As a result, they end up either in landfills for years or pollute our oceans and waterways, harming marine life! In fact, it is estimated as many as 8.3 billion plastic straws pollute the word’s beaches. Over 500 million plastic straws are produced every day worldwide. 

 

STOP using plastic straws today. 

 

At Eco-Digester, our goal is to help you build a more sustainable life by offering you a line of reusable products. We offer you products that last and that will help you reduce the amount of plastic you use.

 

 

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