Americans use approximately 500 million plastic straws per day. Thereby making them one of the top 10 debris items that pollute our oceans, beaches and marine life. Paper straws, which are biodegradable and decomposable, offer an earth friendly alternative to the harmful plastic straw. However, we are trusting that your paper straw won’t get soggy, deteriorate or bleed ink. Especially into your drink. Yes folks it is another concern that most don’t consider.