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Natural, Reusable, Handmade Bamboo Straws. We started Yourstraw to replace toxic plastic straws with reusable, biodegradable bamboo ones. We were prepping fish for dinner one evening and discovered a plastic straw, plastic spoon and chip packets in the fish’s stomach. Needless to say, that ruined our appetite! But it also got us thinking about society’ self-defeating love affair with plastic. Bamboo is a safe, natural alternative that doesn’t endanger marine life or pollute the environment.
Yourstraw co-founders Robyn and Liza are from coastal communities in Australia (Fremantle and Byron Bay, respectively) that have embraced, and indeed are at the forefront of, the movement towards conscious consumerism and sustainable living Australia-wide. While almost everyone is familiar with THAT turtle video from 2015. Fewer people will know that early in 2017 a whale died with 30 plastic bags in its stomach or that by 2050 there is predicted to be more plastic in the sea than there are fish. Our commitment to sustainability is central to our business model and operations.
Our bamboo straws are hand-crafted, zero emissions, all natural. Free from chemical fertilizers, pesticides, bleaches, detergents or sanitizers. Bamboo straws are the ONLY compostable reusable straw on the market. In fact, bamboo produces 35% more oxygen than trees and actually helps to repair the environment. As part of our commitment to promoting environmental awareness and gender equality, we direct 50% of profits to schools and community environmental programs as well as providing interest-free micro loans for women entrepreneurs.