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Food and beverage giants have promised to cancel plastic straws

According to foreign media reports, the Hoffmaster Group acquired paper straw manufacturer Aardvark Straws from Precision Products Group, the only company in the United States that produces paper straws.


Because of this acquisition, Hoffmaster will be licensed to operate the Aardvark brand and a paper pipe manufacturing facility in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The machine has a production line that produces customizable paper straws for customers.


The company claims that the acquisition will provide Aardvark with additional production resources, so the brand can meet the growing demand for paper straws as consumers and businesses abandon environmentally-friendly plastic straws.


Aardvark's paper straw series are used as fertilizers, are naturally degradable and meet FDA/EU (Food and Drug Administration/EU) requirements.


Andy Romjue, president of Hoffmaster's Food and Beverage Department, said: "This is an important acquisition for Hoffmaster because Aardvark straws are an extension of our quality products and add to our range of environmentally friendly products."


“In the next few months, we will actively increase Aardvark's production capacity to meet the rapidly growing demand for paper straws, while conducting a comprehensive review of business needs and integrating them into the current state in the best possible state. In the Hoffmaster infrastructure."


“We are committed to being a reliable source of paper straws in the food service market.”


Dave Hooe, Chief, President of Precision Products Group added: "We are very optimistic about Hoffmaster's acquisition of Aardvark. Their understanding of the food service market combined with their resources will help the company to provide billions of dollars worth of quality to restaurants and businesses. Paper straws, hope to implement these necessary changes to protect our environment."


"We are proud of Aardvark's participation and look forward to continuing to succeed with Hoffmaster."


Many large companies in the food and beverage industry have pledged to eliminate the use of plastic straws in the past year because they have to adapt to consumer expectations and legislative changes.


In March of this year, the European Union claimed that it was considering banned member countries from using plastic straws in the future, and companies such as McDonald's, Diageo and Paul Rica have promised to phase out the use of plastic straws.



Previously, Starbucks announced that its store will completely eliminate disposable plastic straws by 2020, replaced by paper, compostable plastics, or straws made from recyclable materials, or by using suction nozzles that do not require straws. Cup lid.


Eliminating plastic straws seems to be the trend of the times, but the material of the paper straws is easy to dissolve. The paper straws will make the taste of the beverages do not match the taste of the paper. Therefore, the future development of this industry deserves continuous attention. No matter what, everyone is using paper. What is the opinion of the straw instead of the plastic straw, welcome to leave a message.


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