More than a billion straws are consumed every day around the world. In the United States alone, it has been estimated that 500 million straws are thrown away every day. Did you know? Plastic straws are in the top 10 most common items found on beaches around the world.
According to the United Nations, plastic ingestion kills about 1 million birds and 100,000 sea turtles a year. In addition, over 90% of all birds and fish in the ocean have microplastic particles in their stomachs. A real scourge.
On average, we ingest about 5 grams of plastic each week, which is equivalent to the weight of a credit card! A study by the Australian WWF even shows that we consume 100,000 microplastic particles every year. Do we really want it?
To contribute to the preservation of the oceans and their wildlife by reducing plastic waste through biodegradable and edible straws.
We use broken rice and tapioca, which are byproducts during their harvest, so we do not affect the food supply.
Our straws are made with 100% natural and vegetable ingredients and contain no chemicals or known allergens. If you are not allergic to any of our ingredients – tapioca, rice – you can use them without fear.