It's estimated that 1 billion plastic straws are used every day around the world. These disposable plastic drinking 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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let's talk sustainability
With good business, we can do great things for the future.
We never compromise and we don't take shortcuts.
We put our Planet and people at the top of our agenda. Like providing ethical and fair work environments, sending zero waste to landfill and achieving carbon neutrality. You know, like how all things should be.
Below is a snapshot of what we've achieved together.
what we've done so far
of plastic waste diverted from landfills.
of CO2 emissions avoided.
single use plastic straws replaced.
we're carbon neutral
Climate change is serious stuff. We're a carbon neutral business and will be climate positive by 2025 so our activities would go beyond achieving net-zero emissions.
We regenerate empty lands and restore forests to offset 100% of our CO2 emissions — from raw materials to the delivery to your doorstep.
like it should be
All of our products and packaging are compostable and/or recyclable, meaning that there's no waste and nothing goes to landfill.
Our bamboo straws are ethically handcrafted in Northern Vietnam. Fair wages are paid in a happy, safe setting. You know, like how all things should be.
Donating our sales $ to grassroots environmental groups. These groups are protecting our marine life and removing plastic from our 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 the straw cleaner 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 in Australia to help make the world a more sustainable place. We help businesses and individuals swap from single use straws to our eco friendly straws and to other ethical products. theotherstraw serves as a symbol to everything people can do in their everyday life to live a less wasteful lifestyle with less single use plastics. To date, we've replaced over 43 million straws by our community switching to our reusable bamboo straws. Join us to help 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?
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 reusable drinking straws and other reusable alternatives. In 2019, we expanded our range to include our bamboo utensil set, coconut bowls, bubble tea straws and other items made from sustainable materials.