Everybody is doing straws
But - They are boring! So we set out to design something special and created our spiral straw set. In addition most (if not all) straw sets available as eco sets come with brushes with nylon strands. That's not what you expect from us so its not what we've given you! Plastic free brushes and an organic cotton pouch complete this luxurious reusable straw set.
What are traditional straws made from?
PLASTIC - One big stick of single use, 5 minute use span, in the bin, sit in the ocean for the next 500 years, producing microparticles, PLASTIC!
Our straws are food grade stainless steel which can be recycled infinite times with no change in quality. The accessories and packaging are all 100% plastic free and create zero waste for landfill. These straws are part of our Ocean Safe commitment to reducing microplastics in the world's oceans.
Why product and packaging?
As consumers we were appalled by the amount of plastic packaging we received with online purchases. On top of this when buying environmentally friendly products we were increasingly finding that they were still packaged in non-recyclable plastics. This seemed ridiculous to us, to go to the effort of selling plastic alternatives and sticking them in a plastic box, bottle or tub. We took it a step further and decided that we would ensure all of our packaging produced zero waste including all colours, dyes, adhesives and labelling.
This is the process of a company claiming to be environmentally friendly using vague, false or even fraudulent claims. Ask questions as a consumer. We have poured hours of blood, sweat and lots of tears into developing our products and will bore you rigid explaining why we chose every material or process we used. If you challenge a product and get vague answers, then the chances are you are being greenwashed.
Greenwashing uses unsubstantiated claims to deceive consumers into believing that a company's products are environmentally friendly
Why buy Ocean Safe and Zero Waste?
The ideal is we don't buy anything new. The reality is people will continue to consume products. We can't consume our way out of an environmental crisis but we can do our part to make sure new products are as harmless as they can possibly be to our Earth.
In developing our range we do not compromise. There are products we are desperate to develop but technological or economical restraints at present make it impossible. If we can't get it to 100% then we leave it for now.
Zero Waste to us means our product leave no traces of their existence. They can be home composted, recycled and even if they do make it to the marine environment they will soon biodegrade into harmless water and gasses.