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.
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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.
a straw that doesn't cost the earth
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.
plastic straws suck
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ethically made products
why we're different
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.
Our bamboo straws are ethically sourced in northern Vietnam. We work alongside local ethnic minority groups to design, grow and harvest our straws.
We give back 50% of our profits to ocean clean-ups. We are committed to plastic free oceans.
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. Bamboo straws are completely safe. Especially compared to other reusable straws like stainless steel and glass straws. They will last up to a year and at the end of its lifespan, you can put them in your compost. Better for you, better for the planet.
bamboo straws clean and care
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 that remains out of 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!). Our natural bamboo straws are made from bamboo stalks that are fully compostable. Learn more about cleaning bamboo straws.
meet our founders
We're Jamie and Len, the founders and couple behind theotherstraw. theotherstraw was founded to help make the world a more sustainable place. With 8 million tons of plastic being dumped into our oceans every year, our marine life is swallowing more plastic than ever before. theotherstraw serves as a symbol to everything people can do in their everyday life to live a less wasteful lifestyle. Help us combat plastic pollution, one bamboo straw at a time.
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
single-use plastic straws prevented from entering landfills and our oceans.
individuals and businesses educated on the impacts of single-use plastic straws and their plastic footprint.
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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