Paper straws have occupied a niche as a fully compostable and plastic-free alternative. The paper straws are produced in large quantities and are characterized by the variety of colors and designs. Most paper straws are made in China. Paper strands are brought together on huge conveyor belts and finally sealed with glue. What kind of glue is involved is not always clear. We did some research at the Canton Fair in China and had the frightening experience that some drinking straw manufacturers use adhesives that are not suitable for use with food. Despite this, paper drinking straws have already become widespread as a viable alternative to plastic drinking straws. Due to ignorant consumers, they continue to conquer the market. The drinking straws can be bought from large retail chains such as Müller, Rossmann and dm and in furniture stores such as IKEA and Depot. This makes them easily available and helps compete with plastic straws.
You can buy the paper drinking straws with stripes, dots, logos or advertising messages and in different sizes. They are mainly used where a memorable drinking experience is required. They are also in demand at children's birthday parties or celebrations due to their diverse prints and design options.
The biggest advantage of paper drinking straws is the limited compostability within a short time. With 40 billion drinking straws that are used every year and often end up in the sea at some point, it is an enormous advantage if they do not pollute the environment for hundreds of years.
However, this advantage is faced with a major problem. The glue that holds the paper straws together is not always food-safe, as we found out for ourselves.
Since the paper drinking straw softens over time in the water, the glue is distributed in the drink and finally gets into the human organism through drinking. The consequences of this cannot be ruled out.
Not only does the glue get into the drink due to the rapid dissolution of the straws, but there is also a risk that residues may form in the drink. Even preparing to drink cannot be equated with the usual drinking experience due to the moisture collecting on the straw. In addition, the long transport route from often distant production countries worsens the climate balance. Although the paper drinking straws can be composted, most still end up in the garbage and are eventually incinerated. In addition, only in the rarest of cases is waste paper used for production, so that the production can only be called sustainable and resource-saving to a limited extent.
In contrast to paper straws, our edible drinking straws not only offer the advantage of being environmentally friendly, but also add a bit of nibbling fun to drinking pleasure.
We make the SUPERHALM from apple pomace and grain. Apple pomace is a by-product of apple juice production. It is not only completely biodegradable, but also offers the drink additional nibbling fun.
We not only use raw materials that would be thrown away without this innovative use, we also produce entirely in Germany. Like a paper drinking straw, the SUPERHALM degrades in a very short time, but stays in the drink for around 60 minutes.
Our product makes it possible to behave sustainably in everyday life without having to limit one's lifestyle. It is not only edible, but also high in fiber, which makes it very suitable for health-conscious people.
With our innovative alternative to plastic straws, we offer a special drinking experience that shows how delicious sustainability can be and that environmental protection does not have to mean doing without.
🧃 Sustainable edible straws
🥇 Made in Germany
🌳 Grain & apple fiber from Germany
🚫 Plastic-free drinking straws & EU compliant
🕑 Stable for about 60 minutes - in cold and alcoholic drinks even up to two hours