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Bamboo Straws

Reusable Bamboo Straws are a great alternative to single-use plastic straws

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Reusable drinking straws are a very simple way to help stop the plastic pollution problem. Join us in a battle against plastic waste. theotherstraw bamboo drinking straws are organic, handmade, biodegradable, 100% natural, durable, reusable and - best of all - sustainable.

Plastic Straws Suck

One billion disposable plastic drinking straws are used every day around the world. These straws end up in our oceans, landfills and waterways polluting our environment affecting both current and future generations.

A Straw That Doesn't Cost The Earth

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Make the switch today because plastic straws suck.

Take your favourite reusable straws wherever you go and say no to single-use plastic. 

theotherstraw bamboo straws are made from organic bamboo in Vietnam and are a great eco friendly alternative to plastic straws.

Our eco-friendly pack comes with 5 straws in a sustainable sip bag and with an eco-friendly cleaning brush made from 100% natural coconut fiber.

theotherstraw bamboo straws can be washed in the dishwasher and reused hundreds of times.

Our organic bamboo straws last longer when they are hand washed in warm water.

Ethos - why we're different

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Grown sustainably with organic bamboo and without the use of any pesticides or nasties. We are plastic free and all marketing and shipping materials are compostable. 

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Our bamboo straws are ethically sourced in northern Vietnam. We work alongside local ethnic minority groups to design, grow and harvest our straws. 

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We give back 50% of our profits to ocean clean-ups. We are committed to plastic free oceans.

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Reusable Bamboo Straws

Our reusable bamboo straws are an eco-friendly & natural alternative  to paper straws, glass straws, metal straws, stainless steel straws, silicone straws & disposable plastic drinking straws. Our natural bamboo straws are made from bamboo stalks that are fully compostable. To clean our natural bamboo straws you can use our version of a pipe cleaner. Our coconut fibre cleaning brush is a great tool to get any smoothie remains out the straw. Use warm soapy water and scrub the inside of the straw for a great clean every couple of uses. (and yes they are dishwasher safe and also fully BPA free!).

Bamboo Straws

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About Us

We're Jamie and Len, the founders and couple behind theotherstraw. Single-use plastic seriously sucks. It frightens us to think that the beautiful world in which we live in today would simply not be available for our children or grand-children in the future. With 8 million tons of plastic being dumped into our oceans every year, our marine life is swallowing more plastic than ever before. Together, we can turn the tide on plastic pollution and protect our beautiful oceans and natural environments.

Our Story

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Wholesale Bamboo Straws

Are you interested in getting our reusable bamboo straws for your cafe, restaurant, hotel, event or retail shop? Or are you interested in a partnership and get customised straws?

Our straw-some impact

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2,550,000 +

single-use plastic straws prevented from entering landfills and our oceans.

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individuals and businesses educated on the impacts of single-use plastic straws and their plastic footprint.

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of our profits support ocean cleanups and protection projects.

What we do

theotherstraw is a social enterprise addressing one of the world’s biggest challenges - plastic pollution. We’re replacing single-use plastic straws with reusable, ethical, sustainable bamboo straws.

The sad news is that it is estimated by 2050, there will be more plastic than fish in the ocean. The good news? We can do more to prevent this from happening.

We are all about reducing single-use plastics entering our natural environments and oceans by equipping businesses and individuals with sustainable, reusable alternatives.

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