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How Durable Are Paper Drinking Straws?

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If the liquid is below 50 degrees, paper straws last for more than two hours under normal usage. Thus paper straws are a great alternative for plastic drinking straws and cannot be discarded on the basis of durability as they last long enough to be used with beverages. Read this blog to know more.

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How Durable Are Paper Drinking Straws?

  1. 1. Blog 2: Go Pepara How Durable Are Paper Drinking Straws? Paper drinking straws have attracted the attention of many these days, because of the many benefits they behold. Paper straws are bio degradable and that is their most important benefit. There is always a debate about the durability of paper drinking straws. Here is how durable the paper drinking straws are in different liquids at different temperatures. Durability of paper drinking straws in:  Warm Liquids- The most important contributing factor to the lessening of paper straw’s durability is warm Liquid at 65 degrees +. The colder the drink the longer the paper straws will last.  Ice- When kept in ice, there is no breakdown of these straws. In fact, the lessened temperatures from ice prolong the durability of paper drinking straws, even in tests with hard lids.  Alcohol and milk- Alcohol and milk show no propensity of degrading the paper straws, as such they are very durable in the case of alcohol and milk too.  Liquid below 50 deg - If the liquid is below 50 degrees, paper straws last for more than two full hours under normal circumstances.  Hard lids- There are no colors leaks and bleeds with high quality paper straws, even in hard lid tests. Thus the largest contributing factor in reducing the quality of paper straws is warm liquid at 65 degrees +, it is not a major issue as paper straws are mostly used in cold beverages. The colder the liquid, the better paper straws perform. No single liquids able to degrade the paper straws, the paper straws prove durable even in alcohol and milk. Paper straws perform well in all liquids. If the liquid is below 50 degrees, paper straws last for more than two hours under normal usage. Thus paper straws are a great alternative for plastic drinking straws and cannot be discarded on the basis of durability as they last long enough to be used with beverages.

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