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Innovation has always been at the core of Utopia’s offering, and as we have seen and been part of the wave of the movement towards eco-friendly alternatives to single use items we saw a fit for what we can offer. Straws and stirrers when in plastic were seen as a bland commodity, adding little value to the serve and even less to the environment, but with other materials there is the opportunity to differentiate and add value to the serve through the patterns, colour and variations that can be achieved.

Utopia has achieved certification EN13432 which is specifically focused on compostability and makes sure the paper straws adhere to strict standards to make sure the straws give back more good than bad to the earth when they biodegrade.

Our range is focused on bringing the best product into the market, meeting all the environmental needs whilst giving our customers a way to create innovative serves through our extensive range of straws, skewers and stirrers.

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Biodegradability, meaning a material’s capacity to be converted into carbon dioxide (CO2) through the action of microorganisms, under the same process occurring in natural waste.

  • Disintegratability, namely fragmentation and invisibility in the final compost (absence of visual contamination).
  • Absence of negative effects on the composting process.
  • Almost complete absence of heavy metals and the absence of negative effects on compost quality

Compostability is the capacity of an organic material to be transformed into compost through the composting process.

This process exploits the biodegradability of the initial organic materials to transform them into a finished product called compost. This allows for the waste to add back to the planet rather than an detract from it.

Microparticles of plastics are being absorbed by fish that are then eaten by humans.

The amount of plastic waste generated annually in the UK is estimated to be nearly 5 million tonnes.

Plastic can take up to 500 years to decompose.

There are believed to be 46,000 pieces of plastic in every square mile of ocean.

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