04 May '11, 2am

4th Grader Teaches Restaurants How To 'Be Straw Free' #care2 #food #waste via @ecosphericblog

4th Grader Teaches Restaurants How To 'Be Straw Free' #care2 #food #waste via @ecosphericblog

@ Angela R and Lisa Bxx - agreed that he is a great kid and if other kids start to exercise that same consciousness that really gives me hope for their future. Paper straws solve most of the ecology problems and all of the health concerns? Not really when you consider what's involved in the paper making process...think about it...at the end of the day, no straw is the best choice. Quite often those straws are being used to suck up absolute garbage like soda's and dairy products so there goes the health argument too. Another sad reality is that the amount of energy required to create degradable paper wrappers/straws/packaging is greater than that required to produce it in plastic form. Having worked in the landfill industry, I can assure you that those paper straws and wrappers buried 25 years ago are still there and clearly identifiable along with newspapers, hot dogs and ...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/causes/trailblazers/blog/fourth-grad...

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Straw Bales Used for Pop-Up Structure

Straw Bales Used for Pop-Up Structure

jetsongreen.com 05 May '11, 7am

Productive Building is a recycled and recyclable building system concept that was recently demonstrated for the constructi...