Gorgeous Transformation of Straw
Yangzhou is the “hometown of hotel amenities”and the “hometown of toothbrushes”and “the capital of toothbrushes”. The production of toothbrushes requires more than 500,000 tons of petroleum-based materials throughout the year. However, Yangzhou explored a new way of making straw as a toothbrush. After the plant purchased the straw and returned it to the factory, it was processed into straw granulation, and then granulated by straw granulation to be poured into a template to make a toothbrush handle, a comb and the like. The use of straw reduces the use of petroleum-based, generally 3 tons of oil to make 1 ton of polymer material, but after filling the straw, 2 tons of oil can produce 1 ton of polymer material.
The plastics developed by iHotel Guest Amenities Co., Ltd. with a straw content of 40% can effectively replace the traditional polypropylene materials of the same level. Widely used in tableware, hotel supplies and other fields.
As a renewable resource, straw can not only turn waste into treasure, but also save energy and protect the environment, with certain economic, social and ecological benefits. With the establishment of industry standards, environmentally-friendly straw plastics will be “very promising”. In 2025, the demand for straw plastics can reach between 5% and 10% of the traditional quantity industry.