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Bubble Tea Straw Ban

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Bubble Tea Straw Ban

San Francisco has just passed a plastic straw ban that will take effect in July 2019.  This trend isn’t just isolated to San Francisco and is happening in cities worldwide.  Since Jumbo Straws are a part of Bubble Tea, this change will affect Bubble Tea Owners worldwide.

With the world becoming increasingly environmentally conscious, people want to do away with all plastic straws. Plasticware and plastic straws enter waterways, are dangerous to wildlife, and can even get into our food supply. One of the first steps countries worldwide will take to eradicate plastic waste is prohibiting plastic straws in eateries and beverage shops. In Taiwan, fast food restaurants will stop using them by 2019. Europe wants to forbid the use of plastic straws by 2030. Currently, California is examining a statewide ban in the United States, and parts of Florida have already outlawed them there.

Bubble Tea continues to grow in popularity worldwide. Because of this, companies continue to work towards an ideal solution on how customers can continue enjoying their delicious tea drinks with tapioca pearls without using plastic straws. The good news is that there are some promising solutions in the works.

Plastic Straw Replacements


Bubble Tea Straw Ban


There are also a few options for replacing traditional plastic bubble tea straws. Obviously, it will take some time for the general public to use Metal or Bamboo as replacements. PLA Straws, Paper Straws, and Sugar Cane Straws are presently among the most popular single-use straws.

Using a Reusable Straw made of metal or bamboo will be a new concept for some.  You would either need to bring your straw or use the straws at the bubble tea shop or restaurant. Henceforth a spoon or a fork should be fine if these are adequately cleaned.  You put both of them into your mouth, and proper sanitation will kill any potential germs.

Single Use Straws also come in various varieties like PLA, Sugar Cane, and Paper.

PLA Straws – PLA is a type of eco plastic made from corn that can bio-degrade if sent to a proper composting facility. Unfortunately, the ban also includes PLA straws.

Sugar Cane Straws- An exciting but not very practical option. Surprisingly they tend to break quite quickly, and many manufacturers don’t have proper SGS of FDA Certification.

Paper Bubble Tea Straws are the best viable alternative to plastic straws.  Additionally, they can come in regular and jumbo sizes and are strong enough to burst through the seal of your favorite cup of bubble tea.  However, one drawback of paper straws is that they will get soggy if left in liquid too long.  It is best to drink your tea in about 15-20 minutes.


How to Order Paper Straws for your Bubble Tea Shop:

The best way to order paper straws in bulk is to order them with your custom cups or sealing film.  Therefore, you can get the lowest prices direct from Taiwan.


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