To do something good for the environment and their own health, many are increasingly turning to products made of paper or bamboo when it comes to disposable tableware. But the supposedly better alternative is often not at all.
Publication of the Stuttgarter Nachrichten:
Antwerp/Gothenburg – Instead of the banned plastic straws, many restaurants now serve paper straws. The however can be for environment and health, a research team warns in the journal “Food Additives & Contaminants: Part A.” According to the report, many supposedly environmentally friendly drinking straws made of paper or bamboo contain long-lasting and potentially toxic chemicals known as PFAS. The sale of plastic drinking straws has been banned in the EU since July 3, 2021.