'World's most sustainable straw' developed

Written by: Jo Gallacher | Published:
The straws can be recycled via a composter or biodegrade

A new sustainable straw which can be recycled or biodegrade in the ocean has been developed by renewable solutions company Stora Enso and Finnish startup Sulapac.

Hailed as the “world’s most sustainable straw” by its designers, the straws are made of wood and natural binders and can be recycled via industrial composting or biodegrade.

They will now be demoed at startup event Slush 2018 which attracts over 20,000 visitors.

Stora Enso signed a joint development agreement with Sulapac in May 2018 to license its materials and technology.

Sulapac founder and CEO Suvi Haimi said: “This is the world’s most sustainable straw that can be produced on an industrial scale. Billions of plastic straws are produced and used every week. This straw has the potential to be a game changer.”

The straws are targeted to be commercially available on an industrial scale in 2019.

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