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Why Pasta Straws?

Paper straws are the Karen of straws. They are soggy, taste like cardboard, and fall apart in your drink in less than 10 minutes. Don't be like Karen and bring PASTA into your LIFE.

It is estimated that we consume over 500 million plastic straws a day in the United States alone. Those straws litter our streets, trash our lands, and most end up in our oceans polluting the water and killing marine life. 

Over 1 million marine animals are killed each year due to plastic debris in the ocean, and if we do not act now, by the year 2050 there will be more plastic in our oceans than fish.

Instead of biodegrading, plastic persists for hundreds, even thousands of years, breaking down into micro particle that become increasingly toxic through the absorption of other contaminants from municipal and agricultural runoff. Marine life mistake large and small pieces for food, which passes plastics up the food chain to more unfortunate animals until it reaches us.

That’s why so many people have made the switch to paper straws, but they aren’t much better. Paper straws are considered by many the “better" more sustainable option, however they have harmful environmental impacts as well.

  • First, paper straws are made from fresh raw materials, which translates to more deforestation and habitat damage.
  • Second, the production of paper straws is much more resource intensive in terms of energy and water. About 10% more energy is used to produce paper versus plastic, and about 4 times as much water.
  • Third, paper straws breakdown in drinks and become unusable in ~10 min. We can all agree that paper straws suck!

Eco-friendly Pasta Life straws are the sustainable solution because they are made from 100% plant-based ingredients designed to be 100% biodegradable in less than 90 days. That's 2x faster than paper straws, and here's the best part. If they do find their way into the ocean during that period of time they can be consumed by marine life. Turtles love pasta. 

It’s time we stop harming our marine life and the depletion of natural resources with plastic and paper straws. So stop sucking and start slurping Pasta Life.

Make the switch today.