Wheat straw represents an ecological alternative to plastic without compromise.
Just as resistant as plastic, the environmental impact of its production is much lower. Plastics as we know them are made from petroleum, a non-renewable resource that emits a lot of CO2. On the other hand, wheat straw is made from a resource that is not only renewable, but is also produced from an agricultural waste. Indeed, wheat straw is created from the stalks left after the harvest of wheat grains. These stalks are normally thrown away, so wheat straw gives a second life to these natural residues.
Bioplastics such as wheat straw are also biodegradable, making it a no-waste option. Specifically, this means that the bioplastic can be broken down into its individual components.
We have all heard about the harmful effects of plastic on the environment, but also on the health of humans and animals. The fight against plastic is one of the major challenges of our generation. Indeed, 73% of the waste on the beaches is plastic and regular plastic has a lifespan that can go from 450 years to infinity. It is therefore high time to move on and bioplastics are part of the solution!
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Source: National Geographic
Common question about wheat straw - Can I use your bottles if I am gluten intolerant?
For the moment, only few studies have been done on wheat straw and people with gluten intolerance. However, based on the information currently available, it appears that the use of wheat straw bottles poses a minimal risk :
- In the case of an intolerance, such as celiac disease, it affects the digestive system. Therefore, the product must be ingested to pose a health risk.
- MYNI cleaning products are obviously not edible.
Please note that we cannot confirm there's no risk to use the wheat straw cleaning bottles and hand soap bottles if you have a gluten intolerance. If you would like more information and to know more about the potential risks, we recommend that you contact a health professional or a specialized organization, such as Coeliaque Québec.