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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.

By making the change from plastic to natural materials we can prevent damaging plastic waste from entering our environment.

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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.

How hygienic is bamboo to use as a product? 

Bamboo is a very hygienic material to use in your day to day products when used correctly.

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.

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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.

CAN BAMBOO STRAWS BE REUSED?

Absolutely! Our bamboo straws can be reused many times over if properly cared for. They'll last for more than a year when 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 help you to create your perfect bamboo straw.

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!

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?

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How are bamboo straws made?

Our bamboo is cultivated by hand, then dried in the sun. 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. You can see a video below showing just how we produce our straws.

Finally, for anyone that is interested we can personalize straws by laser engraved using a high-quality engraver.

How Do you clean bamboo 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 boiling water with vinegar. Simply leave it upright to dry and you're all set!

Are your straws ethically sourced

Absolutely. The bamboo we use in our reusable drinking straws is 100% sustainable, eco-friendly, and has not contributed to any deforestation.

Bamboo requires very few pesticides or heavy machinery to harvest, and all of our straws are proudly cultivated by hand. Come take a look at how we do things!

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