"[...] The HALMe emphasize us as a small café that regional producers and sustainable products works in our actions and thoughts."
Heike Fürstenwerth, ownerCafe MORGÆN

The problem of the plastic straw

Annually in Germany alone 40 billion Plastic straws used and mostly thrown away after a few minutes. That's per capita 1.3 plastic straws every day . However, the life of a plastic straw does not end once it is discarded by the user. Until the material has completely decomposed up to 500 years pass away Because, contrary to popular belief, plastic straws cannot be recycled because of their size, as they can easily clog machines.

Plastic drinking straws disrupt the recycling process, clog machines and can even destroy them. So you will not recycled , but end up in landfills and incinerators.

Due to current (lack of) disposal routes the disposable drinking straw usually ends up in our waters, where it causes indescribable damage. each 7th part that is used on beaches and rivers is a plastic straw. That's why she EU decided to sell certain plastic and styrofoam items from the July 03, 2021 to disallow - This includes the plastic straw.

HALM is the best alternative to plastic straws

One reason why the plastic straw ban could be brought about is the fact that there are sensible alternatives. Because the goal is "Away from disposable, towards reusable" . But which reusable drinking straw is best suited ? HALM has already been presented several times in the media as such a solution. A comparison of all the most common alternatives also shows that glass quickly stands out as the perfect replacement. However, it is also important to pay attention to the right glass. Borosilicate glass is not a sustainable alternative , due to its lack of recyclability.

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But glass is not just glass

A reusable drinking straw only makes sense if it contributes to sustainability and does not become a new waste product after use. circularity through recycling in thewaste glass therefore comes first.

Unfortunately, the glass that is often used on the market is not always recyclable. so-called borosilicate glass gets its name from the chemical element boron it contains. Although boron is very stable, it makes the recycling process in conventional waste glass more difficult due to its higher degree of melting. glass straws from HALM , on the other hand, are made from special glass 100% recyclable and extremely stable is. This makes them unlike other products 100% eco-friendly .

Free from harmful substances, fair & social

HALM glass drinking glass straws are not only sustainable because of their recyclability. You are too free from toxic chemicals, petroleum and any color that can have a negative impact on the environment and people. In addition, we only produce our glass sustainable sources , work with people handicap together and also reduce waste through plastic-free shipping .

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Every set sold donates

The use of HALM already avoids plastic straws in the billions, but we want to achieve more!
That's why we cooperate with Trash Hero World , a global organization that is now active in 12 countries and carries out valuable work, especially in Southeast Asia Cleanups and reconnaissance performs. Because there has already been so much plastic waste around the world that needs to be disposed of. Every set sold donates since Sept 2019 to Trash Hero and supports their necessary and innovative approach.

Do you also want to make your contribution to sustainability??

Order your first HALM glass drinking glass straws here in our shop.

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