FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

We've got the answers to all your questions...

 

bamboo straws are better than plastic straws

What's wrong with plastic straws?

They're killing our oceans and marine life. At the current rate of consumption, there will be more plastic in the oceans than fish. Make the change today from damaging plastic to beautiful bamboo.

 

Why bamboo?

Bamboo is actually one of the fastest growing plants on earth. Whilst it may appear to be a tree, it is, in fact, a grass and can grow up to 3 feet in height in 24 hours. Unlike trees, bamboo reaches maturity in 3-5 years making it super sustainable and the perfect alternative to plastic. 

 

Are Bambew bamboo straws organic?
The bamboo in our straws is completely sustainable and biodegradable and our natural straws never come into contact with any artificial chemicals of any nature.

bamboo straw in a bamboo cup 

How hygienic is bamboo to use as a product? 

Bamboo is one of the most, if not THE MOST hygienic material to use in your day to day products. It has been grown for millennia all across Asia without the use of pesticides, is not susceptible to diseases and is rarely attacked by any pests. It has recently been discovered that the reason for this is a unique anti-bacterial agent of bamboo named “bamboo kun”, meaning that the straws are naturally resistant to pests and diseases.

Are bamboo straws biodegradable? 

They certainly are! Bambew straws are fully compostable and can be easily recycled. When you have finished with them, simply put them into a recycling or compost bin, or get creative! One of our favourite uses is to use them as plant stands or give them to the kids for homework and craft projects! 

 

Can bamboo straws be reused?

Absolutely! Our bamboo straws can be reused many times over if properly cared for. Say goodbye to throw-away straws and start your plastic-free journey today.

 

Can I get my own brand on bamboo straws? 

Definitely! We work with cafes, restaurants, hotels and brands from around the globe, helping them with their waste free journey. Contact us today about what you need and we can will work to make your perfect bamboo straw. 

 

Are bamboo straws biodegradable?

Bambew bamboo straws are fully compostable and can be easily recycled. When you have finished with them, simply put them into a recycling or compost bin, or get creative! We love to use them as plant stands or give them to the kids for homework and craft projects! 

 

How long do bamboo straws last?

Your bamboo straw can last for years when properly cared for. Simply hand wash (machine washing is possible, but will reduce its lifespan) after each use and sip away! Best of all, being completely biodegradable, your bamboo straw will return to the earth at the end of its life cycle without leaving any negative impact on the earth. How cool is that? 

 

coconut bamboo straws organic

How are bamboo straws made?

Our bamboo is cultivated by hand, then it is chopped and filed into the shape of a straw. We believe in zero waste which is why we use the entire bamboo stalk. It is then left to dry in the sun to achieve a balanced colour. Finally, the straws are pressure cleaned and engraved using a high-quality laser engraver. 

How do I clean my straws?

Cleaning the straws couldn't be easier. They are made with whole bamboo stalks - nothing recompressed - which makes them simple to clean and maintain. 

Simply rinse them under a tap every day after use or shake them up in a jar of warm soapy water if you prefer. For a deep clean you can soak your straw in a pot of boiing water with vinegar. Simply leave it upright to dry and you're all set!