Frequently asked questions

What's wrong with plastic straws?

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.

And why are they so dangerous?

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.

Plastic straws may be harmful to the oceans, but what about my health?

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?

Why was The Happy Turtle Straw created?

To contribute to the preservation of the oceans and their wildlife by reducing plastic waste through biodegradable and edible straws.

You use food to make straws: aren't you afraid of contributing to world hunger?

We use broken rice and tapioca, which are byproducts during their harvest, so we do not affect the food supply.

Can I develop allergies to The Happy Turtle Straw?

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.