Sustainability promise 

We are committed to a sustainable future and improving the environmental wellbeing of the planet. We use environmentally friendly choices for our products, all the way down to the shipping materials.

"Reduce, Reuse, Recycle" is something we all learned about in school, but according to the United States Environmental Protection Agency in 2014, only about 36.4% of solid waste in the United States was recycled and composted. What does this mean? It means that 52.6% (or 33 MILLION TONS) of waste in the United States was sent to landfill and incinerators. 

When thinking about the huge issue of single-use plastics and how we could cut back (and ultimately replace them), it was clear that we should first offer affordable alternatives to plastic straws. In early 2018, when the internet seemed to boom with the plastic straw epidemic, we noticed many people asking "why just straws?" (which is a great question btw), but ultimately we believe that straws are the perfect segway into replacing all single-use plastics. In addition to being used widely across the globe, scientists believe there are somewhere between 437 million and 8.3 billion plastic straws on shorelines around the world- with about 7.5 million of those being in the US alone. These numbers are of course very small when compared to the 8+ MILLION TONS of plastic that end up in the ocean each year, but we need to start somewhere.

We are continuously thinking about what we do, what we consume, and how we can impact the environment in a positive way. Because we are forward-thinking, you can expect new products to occasionally pop up, always with our planet in mind.

OTHER WAYS WE ARE SUSTAINABLE 

Of course by now we all know that what we use (ex: single-use plastics) has an impact on the environment, but did you know that what you eat and drink has a huge impact as well? In fact, livestock and their byproducts account for AT LEAST 32,000 MILLION TONS of Carbon Dioxide (CO2) per year, or 51% of ALL Worldwide greenhouse gas emissions. Imagine for a minute that we could eliminate the livestock business, in turn putting a stop on the captive breeding of these animals. At 51% of greenhouse gas emissions, halting the consumption of livestock and their byproducts (ex: dairy), Worldwide, would have a greater impact on the environment than replacing every single gas vehicle with an electric one. This is just one small example of how leaving animals and animal byproducts off our plates can positively impact the environment.

If this is new information to you and you're interested in learning more about how animal agriculture and consuming animals negatively impacts our planet, click THIS LINK and prepare to have your mind blown and your plate full of veggies.