Traditional plastic straws aren’t friendly for the environment and many areas of the country have banned their use. Enter phade, a revolutionary new drinking straw created by WinCup Inc.
This marine biodegradable drinking straw is made with PHA (polyhydroxyalkanoate) derived from canola oil. The straw is also compostable in home and industrial environments, and phade maintains the feel and user experience of a traditional plastic straw. phade also complies with the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) food contact safety regulations for cold drinks. The key to phade’s breakthrough is the use of the canola oil-based substrate PHA, created by Danimer Scientific. Its patented Nodax PHA is the first of its kind to be used at the industrial level. Danimer and WinCup received the 2020 Innovation in Bioplastics Award from the Bioplastics Division of PLASTICS (The Plastics Industry Association) for their joint work on phade.