Demand for paper straws is growing rapidly in SA

The demand for paper straws seems to be higher than usual, thanks to the awareness to eliminate single-use plastics that end up in the ocean killing marine animals.

Environmental movements have been advocating for the total ban of plastic straws and it seems most food outlets are heeding the call by using more of alternative food packaging methods.

Founder and managing director of Green Home, Catherine Morris says it is quite exciting that the world is finally talking about these environmental issues.

She says eleven years ago when she started her business she had to work hard to convince people to consider her products.

The straw campaign is an exciting one. It is amazing how people are suddenly aware of this one item and I am hoping it will spread to the rest of the food packaging because at the moment people say no to plastic straws but go on to use a plastic cup and a plastic bag.

Catherine Morris, Founder and managing director of Green Home

But I think it is an amazing start how it has taken off.

Catherine Morris, Founder and managing director of Green Home

To hear the rest of the conversation with Catherine Morris, listen below:


This article first appeared on CapeTalk : Demand for paper straws is growing rapidly in SA


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
Paarl school lambasted for letting off masses of balloons at event

Paarl school lambasted for letting off masses of balloons at event

Sport magazine editor Sean Falconer says releasing balloons into the air is wrong as it's bad for the environment.

[WATCH] Is fake bread being sold at spaza shops? Woman does a test experiment

[WATCH] Is fake bread being sold at spaza shops? Woman does a test experiment

Khabazela shares tweets, Instagram and Facebook videos that have gone viral including a woman who has married herself.

[LISTEN] Banning plastic bags is possible says Manager at SASSI Pavitray Pillay

[LISTEN] Banning plastic bags is possible says Manager at SASSI Pavitray Pillay

Manager at SASSI Pavitray Pillay chats about a plastic-free SA, and how businesses have responded to phasing out plastic.

Pick n Pay kicks off with compostable bag pilot in store

Pick n Pay kicks off with compostable bag pilot in store

Pick n Pay is the first SA retailer to trial compostable bags as an environmentally friendly alternative to plastic bags.

A month without single-use plastic? Why you oughta join Plastic free July

A month without single-use plastic? Why you oughta join Plastic free July

Plastic free July encourages people to refuse single-use plastic items. Environmental activist explain why the movement is vital.

New waste rules to come into effect in JHB - here's what you need to know

New waste rules to come into effect in JHB - here's what you need to know

From this coming Sunday 1 July, Johannesburg residents will be required to separate their waste prior to collection.

Hate plastic? Grocer Nude Foods doesn’t have any of it! It’s also cheaper…

Hate plastic? Grocer Nude Foods doesn’t have any of it! It’s also cheaper…

The concept is not new, or a hipster fad. The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Nude Foods founder Paul Rubin.

There is more to the plastic pollution crisis than just carrier bags

There is more to the plastic pollution crisis than just carrier bags

Minister of Environmental Affairs Edna Molewa urges South Africans to work towards curbing plastic pollution.

Popular articles
[UPDATE] No fatalities in N1 north bus fire

[UPDATE] No fatalities in N1 north bus fire

Passengers and JMPD give details of what led to the fire on the bus.

[VIDEO] Real estate company surprises employees with R740,000 bonus each

[VIDEO] Real estate company surprises employees with R740,000 bonus each

Khabazela shares tweets and Facebook posts that have gone viral.

[VIDEO] Dad accidentally dunking baby in 20-inch snow goes viral

[VIDEO] Dad accidentally dunking baby in 20-inch snow goes viral

Khabazela shares tweets and Facebook videos that have gone viral.

[WATCH] Baby saved from falling off counter while mom shops for a gun goes viral

[WATCH] Baby saved from falling off counter while mom shops for a gun goes viral

Khabazela shares tweets and Facebook posts that have gone viral.

'Centurion was built in a floodplain, that's the problem,' says environmentalist

'Centurion was built in a floodplain, that's the problem,' says environmentalist

Water and Environment specialist Professor Anthony Turton says Centurion Lake has always been a controversial development.

'Glug Glug' still our most beloved commercial of the last 35 years

'Glug Glug' still our most beloved commercial of the last 35 years

Even people born after 1990 will probably know this ad.

[WATCH] Woman sharing her most embarrassing moment at parking lot goes viral

[WATCH] Woman sharing her most embarrassing moment at parking lot goes viral

Khabazela shares tweets and Facebook posts that have gone viral.

Did you know? SA exports electricity to seven countries in Southern Africa

Did you know? SA exports electricity to seven countries in Southern Africa

Senior Researcher at Africa Check Kate Wilkinson shares their latest from their fact-finding missions.