Parsley in Time introduces ‘green’ plastic straws

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Parsley in Time’s new oxo-biodegradable straws are said to degrade in the open environment in the same way as natural waste.

Parsley in Time with has launched oxo-biodegradable plastic straws, called the Oxo Straw. 

Said to have zero impact on the environment, Oxo Straws are available in a choice of formats, in black or clear colourways.

They come in either a 4.3mm or 6mm bore, in lengths of 14cm and 20cm. The clear straw is available in a 26cm long, 6mm bore version, while the 20cm ones are also available with a flexi joint.

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Rob Blunderfield, marketing manager of Parsley in Time, said: “People are genuinely concerned about conventional plastic straws – they epitomise our polluting, throw-away culture.

“We were one of the first suppliers to source paper alternatives – our sales went from zero to 6m in just 3 months, from December 2017 to March 2018. We’ve committed ourselves to stop stocking conventional plastic straws from summer 2018.”

He added: “However, some customers want to keep offering the plastic straw because of its strength, so we looked for a green alternative that could do the job. The Oxo Straws tick all the boxes – they are really strong, they look great and they are fully biodegradable.”

Being oxo-biodegradable means the straws should degrade in the open environment in the same way as natural waste, without leaving any toxic residues or fragments of plastic.

Parsley in Time offers the Oxo Straws range in packs of 250, with list prices starting from £1.35 per pack.

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