Bamboo straws won’t leach toxins into your drink. They won’t choke our whales or get lodged in the nostril of a sea turtle. They will make your juice, smoothie, coconut, or cocktail look like it is wearing salty beach hair, a tropical tan, and a lazy holiday grin.
Successful stories always follow a moment of deep frustration and reflection. Social entrepreneurs are those who find the opportunities behind the biggest problems of humanity. And they try to solve them through a brand or a product that is made to high ethical standards. The mission of saving our oceans starts avoiding the use of plastic, and bamboo straws are a product that is definitely going to make a difference.
This is exactly the kind of product that Liza and Robyn founded, two Australian girlfriends who decided to go sustainable. They say “we used to suck”!
And they still do!
But now they use bamboo straws instead of plastic straws.
Two years ago, Liza’s husband pulled a plastic straw from a fish’s stomach. A fresh-caught fish. As you can imagine their appetite was ruined that night. Ever since they the founders of Yourstraw are working on a mission: replacing toxic single-use plastic straws with reusable bamboo straws.
Why is bamboo the most sustainable plant
Bamboo is a safe, natural alternative that doesn’t endanger marine life or pollute the environment. It’s indeed one of the most versatile and sustainable plants on Earth. Bamboo is one of the fastest-growing plants and produces 35% more oxygen than trees, helping to repair the environment.
Bamboo is also naturally antibacterial. In Bali, bamboo was traditionally used to cut the umbilical cord of a newborn. Yourstraw bamboo straws are deeply connected to this beautiful Indonesian island, as the product is 100% hand-crafted in Bali. They are biodegradable, dishwasher safe, chemical-free, and create zero emissions. It’s a biodegradable renewable resource because when they’ve outlived their use, you can return them to the Earth. All-natural. As nature intended.
The straws come in packs of 2, 4, and 8, each in its own carry-anywhere calico pouch 100% plastic-free packaging, perfect for travelers! Yourstraw kit also includes a stainless steel straw cleaner.
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