Disposable wheat drinking straws
There is no doubt plastic straws are harmful to the environment. Paper straws, on the other hand, are not very functional. We have the perfect alternative to plastic and paper disposable straws - hay straws.
Our hay straws are made from wheat stalk that is left behind after the grain is harvested. The process of making wheat straws is simple. When the wheat plant matures, farmers harvest the grain. The stalk that is left behind is an agricultural by-product and is normally discarded.
The wheat stalk is collected and cut to straws of desired length. They are then sterilised in boiling water. The final step is to dry them before packing into boxes.
Unlike paper straws, wheat straws do not go soggy in liquids. When used, the straws can be disposed off along with food waste or into the compost bin, where they decompose naturally in 2 to 4 weeks. Wheat straws are 100% natural and there are no chemicals or harmful additives used in making them. This is as eco-friendly and sustainable as it can get.
Reusable bamboo straws
Bamboo is a fast growing plant and is often called 'the miracle plant'. Bamboo plant grows is abundance in many parts of Asia and they normally reach full maturity in 3 to 5 years. The plant regenerates from its roots and grows even in the most uninhabitable of places.
Known for its strength and versatility, bamboo is perfect for making reusable straws. When bamboo plant reaches maturity, the stalks are cut from the plant. They are then dried naturally in the sun.
The stalks are cut to desired length for making drinking straws. All parts of the stalk is used and hence the straws could be of different thickness. The final step in the process is to sand and file the straws, so they have a smooth rounded finish.
Bamboo straws are 100% natural and biodegradable. They can be reused hundreds of times and when it comes to end-of-life, they can be disposed off with food waste or in the compost bin.