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Paper straws cost 'maybe 10 times' more than plastic straws, says paper straw distributor

Kellie Ell

Paper straws cost about 2½ cents, compared with a half-cent for plastic straws, says Adam Merran, CEO of PacknWood. Starbucks is just one of many companies to recently announce that it will phase out plastic straws. Merran says other alternatives include re-usable straws.