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Billions of disposable straws are consumed every week, and unfortunately, many of them end up in the wrong place. We say, skip the straw, but if you use one, choose the sustainable, biobased alternative, that doesn't leave any permanent microplastics behind*.

A sustainable alternative to conventional plastic

The ecofriendly Sulapac straw comes with outstanding usability and beautiful, natural appearance. It doesn’t get soggy and can be used up to 24 hours. It’s made of sustainably sourced raw materials, including wood from industrial side streams.

The Sulapac straw is designed to reduce plastic pollution. It is based on renewable raw materials can be recycled via industrial composting (EN 13432)*.  If a Sulapac straw accidentally ends up in the ocean, it doesn’t harm the ecosystem**. Naturally occurring microorganisms can digest it into CO2, water and biomass. No microplastics or harmful chemicals are left behind.***

The straw complies with the European food contact material legislation.

*Always check the local recycling instructions.

**Ecotoxicity and threshold values for heavy metals tested according to EN13432. The product is not considered harmful to aquatic organisms nor to cause long-term adverse effects in the environment.

***Biodegradation of 48%–59% in 280 days in the marine environment (ASTM D6691).

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Key features of the Sulapac straw

Outstanding usability

Doesn't get soggy. Lasts all night long. Much like a plastic straw, but different.

No permanent microplastics

Biodegrades into CO2, water and biomass without leaving permanent microplastics behind.*

*Biodegradation of 48%–59% in 280 days in the marine environment (ASTM D6691).

Plant-based

Main components are wood and plant-based binders. The biobased content is maximized.

Sustainably sourced

Raw materials are sustainably sourced* and the wood we use originates from industrial side streams.

*Our wood originates from certified forests. We always follow our strict Policy for Sustainable Sourcing.

Unique look and feel

Beautiful, natural appearance based on unique combination of raw materials.

Safe for people and the planet

No ecotoxic impacts*, if the material accidentally ends up in the natural environment. Food contact approved.**

*Ecotoxicity and threshold values for heavy metals tested according to EN13432. The product is not considered harmful to aquatic organisms nor to cause long-term adverse effects in the environment. **All raw materials are EU food contact approved.

Industrially compostable

Recyclable via industrial composting (EN 13432).

(The guidelines for sorting and collection of biowaste may differ regionally. Please check the details from your municipality or local waste management authority.)

Mass-producible

The straw material can be used with existing extrusion machinery, allowing large-scale production.

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THE BIODGEGRADATION OF THE STRAW HAS BEEN TESTED IN TWO WAYS

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The science behind the innovation

Dig deeper into our material features and learn about the scientific criteria and validation behind our statements.

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Know your alternatives

If you really need a straw, choose it wisely. Straws are compared based on usability, eco-friendliness and mass-production capability.

Mimicking nature

The Sulapac Straw is designed to mimic nature. The biodegradability of the straw has been tested in the Baltic Sea.

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Partnering with the best

The mass-producible Sulapac Straw has been developed together with Stora Enso, a leading provider of renewable solutions (Nasdaq, €10bn revenue, 2017). The commercial solution combines Sulapac’s unique material recipe and technology with Stora Enso’s experience in industrial operations and global market reach.

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All the specs you need

For more detailed information including order quantities and material properties, please download the product data sheet.

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