The wheat straw process: Grown. Harvested. Trimmed. Washed.
A re-utilised by-product of agricultural wheat production, our straw is sourced from existing farmland. Once the annual wheat crop has been harvested for flour, grains & foodstuffs, we give the leftover stalks a new lease of life!
Bioplastic & Paper are Actually Bad
Corn-starch (bioplastic) and paper straws are sold to consumers as eco-friendly alternatives to plastic straws. This is not the case.
Unlike wheat, corn-starch straws do not break down in your compost bin or the ocean. They actually need high temperature industrial facilities, not provided by most councils. Most end up in the same place as plastic, lasting as long, and causing the same amount of damage.
A paper straw seems a good choice, in reality it has come from recycled sources, or from fresh cutting-down of trees and forests. It then goes through many manufacturing stages, including chemical pulping. All of which costs more air pollution, energy & water resources to the world than plastic! And after all that that, you end up with a soggy, wet, disintegrating straw after 5 minutes.