Our Mission

Single-use plastic is destroying our natural environment. Every day more than one billion straws are used for moments before being discarded. They entangle marine animals and are consumed by fish, causing untold damage to our ecosystem and contaminating the very food we consume.  

 turtle plastic straw

100,000 marine animals and over 1 million sea birds die every year from ingesting plastic.


Unfortunately, this plastic use is not set to decrease either. Demand is set to double in the next 20 years and most plastic items are used only once before heading to the landfill. More and more, it’s important that society begins to reject plastic solutions in favour of plant-based alternatives.

 

Bambew is dedicated to finding lasting, sustainable solutions to single-use plastic, turning to nature to find solutions to our wasteful habits. 


Bamboo straws are a perfect example of replacing an ecologically damaging product with a natural alternative. Bamboo is one of the fastest growing plants on earth and grows abundantly across Southeast Asia. The bamboo that BAMBEW uses is harvested from mature trees and is a reusable, completely biodegradable solution to plastic straws.

 

 

Every BAMBEW bamboo eco straw is unique, with its own shape, width, markings and imperfections. They're one in a billion, just like you. It means when you purchase a bamboo straw from BAMBEW, nobody else in the world will have a straw just like yours. Now that's pretty cool, isn't it!


We support fair trade practices and currently harvest our bamboo for our straws from plantations in Chiang Mai. Production actively contributes to local communities, providing employment and development opportunities in the communities that we work with, creating a positive feedback loop for the earth and for those in need.


By supporting our products, you are becoming an active part of the solution. Your contribution is helping to create a cultural shift and stimulating change on a global scale for a problem that affects us all.

Make the switch today.