3 Reasons You Need a Bamboo Straw

It’s time to ditch plastic and join the revolution – bamboo straws are the new eco-friendly alternative to single use plastic straws. Bamboo is a natural filter that allows you to enjoy refreshing drinks free of nasty chemicals plastic taste. They wont break down light paper alternatives too. It’s more than just a craze, here are a few reasons why you need a bamboo straw today.

1. Bamboo straws are environmentally friendly

It’s no secret plastic is ruining our beautiful planet earth. It essentially lasts forever and never breaks down. The average person uses thousands of single use plastic straws in their lifetime which directly impacts our environment. As a whole we throw away tens of millions of straws a day worldwide.

Most plastic straws cannot be recycled and get thrown into landfills and the ocean. Plastic straws are killing our beautiful marine life and has been found in the stomachs of animals as well as the shores of beaches. By 2050 its expected there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish.

By using a biodegradable bamboo straw, you’ll join us who believe in a plastic free future.

2. They are way healthier

Plastic straws have harmful chemicals that ruin your body, leading to health problems – even estrogen issues or cancer. The toxins found in plastic straws are heightened when in contact with the use of hot drinks. There’s also a ton of harmful bacteria and germs generally found on plastic straws.

Bamboo straws are chemical-free, washable and reusable for a long time. They are also good to go in both hot and cold beverages.

3. They make great gifts

Bamboo straws make a great gift for friends and family (our family pack includes 12 straws). They are small and easy to transport. Include them at a themed party. It’s an ice breaker to inform those around you on how a little reusable straw could make a massive impact to the environment. It’s also possible to etch straws – adding that small personal touch.

How to take care of your bamboo straw

A bamboo straw is generally good to use hundreds of times if you take proper care of it.

  1. Always rinse the straw in water after use
  2. Use the included straw cleaner to remove internal and external grit
  3. Hand wash with slightly soapy lukewarm water
  4. Always keep it out of extended sunlight
  5. Toss in compost bin when showing major signs of wear

Are you ready to make a change? Buy Bamboo Straws from our shop. We ship nationwide all over South Africa.