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EcoSmart Supply introduces rice straws

August 26, 2021   by Food in Canada staff


EcoSmart Supply, a distributor of eco-friendly alternatives to single-use plastics, launches the rice straw. The straw is edible, and is made from rice materials using high quality production to ensure “quality, hygiene, food safety and environmental sustainability”. The product’s rice and tapioca starch ingredients are 100 per cent natural, organic and biodegradable.

“Unless you’ve watched the popular documentary Seaspiracy on Netflix, or unless you’re up-to-date on legislation to ban single-use plastics, you may not know that it takes a plastic straw up to 400 years to decompose,” says Ben Bright, founder of EcoSmart Supply. “In fact, more than 8 million tons of plastic enters the ocean every single year, with the U.S. alone using 500 million plastic straws. This is alarming to say the least. That being said, consumers don’t have to make big changes to make a dramatic impact. Small steps, such as utilizing our rice-based product, The Rice Straw, can help to inspire others and protect our planet.”

The rice straw is available on the company’s website in bulk quantities of 50, 100, 150, or 1000.

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