Natural bamboo straw is the only product on the market that is environmentally friendly in all four steps - material, production, use and waste.
Paper straws are the most popular and most common alternative on the market, but the process of making paper pulp is very toxic to the environment, due to the use of strong acids.
"Dry processing and shaping" is the latest and unique invention. In this technique, we do not need chemicals that would destroy the plant structure, but we achieve this by grinding the plant into powder and processing it into natural (bamboo) fibers. The whole process thus does not cause water contamination. However, to ensure low greenhouse gas emissions, the treatment temperature is strictly controlled and does not exceed 200°C.
Pulp products, such as paper straws, soften and soak quickly in water (and other beverages). To extend their service life, they are surrounded by a protective film, which is usually made of plastic. YOLLY straws can be used for more than 24 hours, but at different temperatures (-20 ° C to 100 ° C) they will not change their structure.
YOLLY straws can be disposed of as mixed and / or biological waste, but can also be decomposed in nature and in water. The straw does not produce toxic gases during incineration. If the straw is buried in the ground or discarded for processing in a landfill, it begins to disintegrate within 45 days. After 90 days, it is almost completely broken down by microorganisms. Because the composition of the straw is natural, dissolved and decomposed substances are returned to the environment and become an earth nutrient.