Stewart’s Shops recently made the switch from plastic straws to plant-based straws, which are made from corn and are 100% renewable, Biodegradable Products Institute (BPI) certified compostable and ASTM compliant.
In a composting environment, these straws will completely degrade in less than six months.
Although the company’s straw usage is minimal, Stewart’s Shops is looking to help where it can. Stewart’s already offers wooden coffee stirrers as a more environmentally friendly option for customers.
As a company, Stewart’s is always looking at small ways to make positive environmental impacts. This new plant-based straw will help to reduce the number of harmful plastics that end up in our environment.
Stewart’s Shops employs over 4,500 people and operates over 335 shops across New York and southern Vermont. Its rich, nearly 75-year history and success stems from its vertical integration, employee ownership and strong company values.