Growing plants over refining crude oil any day of the week.
What do you guys think about Mcdonalds trialing out new paper straws? I see it as an advantage and disadvantage. One being it saves sea life but its cutting down trees. I guess its more of a advantage. Opinions?
My school has been doing wayy too many assemblies about this.
(Plastic and sea life not mcdonalds straws).
Moved to Food and Drink
OP i think it's a good thing, trees are renewable and most of the paper in the UK is from sustainable places, recycled or evergreen trees that grow rapidly. Less plastic in the ocean is always going to be a good thing
Well said. Does anyone have any statistics on how badly plastic affects sea life? And does anyone know how long it takes a tree to actually grow fully? Its not as though they just plant it and BOOM! Its an interesting topic.
But why would they do that?
Environmentally though paper is recycled and decomposed more easily than plastic and it's far easier to just plant more trees than it is to magic up more plastic. Less harmful and more sustainable. Win win.
Oh and they don't go soggy in the drink over the amount of time you're using them. just like the cups it takes a good long time before they start going soggy.