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 segue 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.