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6 reasons to give rice straws a chance

Of all the weird and wonderful superfoods out there in the world, rice would probably be the last commodity to pop up in that category. Safimex is here to challenge you to add rice to the repertoire of superfoods, not just for its nutritional values but for the zero-waste hero it truly is.

Following the recent single-use plastic ban in Europe, paper straws are in high demand. Although paper straws aren’t quite the perfect alternative. We here to entice you to give rice straws a chance!

Why you ask?

Rice straws are a zero-waste product

We produce our rice straws from broken rice grains that are collected from previous crops which would otherwise go to waste. A true zero-waste superhero.

They can be customised in a plethora of ways whilst remaining chemical-free

We use only 100 per cent natural plant-based colouring to customise our straws. Vegetables, such as spinach for the colour green, carrots for orange and beetroot for purple. They are allergen-free and absolutely safe for kids.

Most single-use straw alternatives are held together with glue, causing you to ingest chemicals whilst drinking your favourite drink. Rice straws are glue-free and moulded in a steadfast and sturdy shape.

They are edible

Rice straws are made of 70 per cent rice and 30 per cent tapioca, making them completely edible. Not to mention being fun to eat, imagine rainbow rice straw noodles!

Rice straws degrade in days

Unlike plastic and bioplastics, that can take almost 500 years to degrade, our straws require less than 60 days. They make the perfect fertiliser and won’t end up killing innocently hungry sea creatures.

They hold their shape, no matter how long you nurse that drink

Our rice straws are sturdy and last up to one hour before they start warping. Regardless, they remain functional for an additional one to two hours, allowing you plenty of time to enjoy that drink.

Rice straws are a rising star in Asia for a unique reason

The Balinese in Indonesia are embracing rice straws because it is a local product, and India is seeing a steep incline in its use as a straw alternative. Keeping the usual, eco-friendly reasons aside, these sustainably savvy users have started using rice straws as an alternative to noodles.

Are rice straws REALLY as perfect as we’re making them out to be?

We would be lying to you if we said, yes. Producing rice straws is expensive, about 50 per cent more expensive than paper straws. No one else bears the brunt of a price increase more than yourself, the consumer.

There is also the issue of carbon footprint. Rice straws are produced exclusively in Asia and therefore need to be shipped over to Europe. However, as a consumer, you would need two to three paper straws just to finish one beverage, contributing to the already excessive waste that single-use plastics cause. The use of these additional paper straws thus costs the same amount one would pay for a single rice straw.

 

Bottom line

Rice straws are a great alternative if you are considering a plastic-free alternative, just make sure you are buying them from a reputable source that rewards their employees fairly and gives back to their community, just like we do at Safimex!

If you are interested in this item, please visit to our Alibaba site: https://www.alibaba.com/product-detail/GLUTEN-FREE-STRAW-FROM-VIETNAM-ECO_1700002203700.html?spm=a2747.manage.0.0.2d802c3ciKhEZl

Source: Vegan life mag

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