Hello Straw’s mission is to reduce plastic consumption and provide an eco-friendly alternative that retains the same functionality as plastic, minus the environmental damage. We see no reason to renounce the pleasure of using a straw in a drink – and our straws are the perfect balance between functional and eco-friendly.
Our paper is sourced from FSC forests, ensuring there is no over-deforestation and no illegal harvest of timber; it is also 100% biodegradable, meaning it will break down naturally the same way a leaf fallen off a tree would do in nature. Our straws are also compostable, leaving no toxins behind.
With tonnes and tonnes of plastic waste ending up in our oceans and then our food – through bioassimilation – we believe paper to be the best solution to an otherwise harmful problem for both humans and marine animals.
In our mission to reduce our carbon footprint, we have also set up a production plant in Europe to limit Co2 emissions.
BILLIONS OF DISCARDED PLASTICS
Countries with the highest consumption of single-use plastic straws (in.billion p.a.)
can’t be easily recycled
can never be fully degraded
100 millions of sea animals die each year due to plastic pollution
8 participants, from Finland, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, the U.K., Austria, Russia and Poland took part in the pilot study. All of their stool samples were found to contain microplastic particles.
Research said “the smallest microplastic particles are capable of entering the bloodstream, the lymphatic system, and may even reach the liver.”
The research was conducted by the Medical University of Vienna and the Environment Agency Austria. The findings were published in October 2018.
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