Our Story

So you’re making the switch and you’re looking for of an eco-friendly alternative to disposable plastic drinking straws…. Then you’ve come to the right place!

ecostrawz was founded in 2013. In just 3 years we had sold over 100,000 reusable drinking straws worldwide with reusable straw sales now standing at over 1 million. It might sound a lot but when you consider that there are over 1 billion disposable plastic drinking straws used daily worldwide, it’s a relatively small amount and illustrates the worldwide battle against plastic waste that lies ahead. Nevertheless, with worldwide public awareness of the problem of single-use plastic waste gaining momentum, we are extremely excited to be part of the movement and look forward to working with our customers and assisting them with their requirements for a 'greener' drinking straw.

There are approximately 8.5 billion disposable plastic drinking straws used annually in the UK alone and an astonishing 500 million used daily in the USA, making them one of the top 10 piece of debris found upon our beaches and coastlines. So at ecostrawz we have made it our mission to assist individuals and businesses around the world in drastically reducing, and eventually eradicating, their use of disposable, single-use, plastic drinking straws. How do we do it? By offering an extensive range of unique, high-quality, sustainable alternatives that are not only good for the environment, but are also better for your health, great to look at and fun to use.

Our eco-friendly drinking straws fall into two main types; reusables or disposables. Our reusable straws are manufactured from high quality materials including Stainless Steel, Borosilicate Glass and even Titanium - all materials that can be used time and time again. Our disposables however are manufactured from 100% natural materials including Bamboo or Wheat, making them completely biodegradable. Our Natural Bamboo alternatives can also be reused, and once past their best, can simply be tossed on the compost heap.

We take great pride in the extensive range of alternatives that we offer our customers, with straws available in an array of different sizes to perfectly match the size and type of drink being served. After all, you wouldn’t serve up a fancy meal with plastic cutlery which is why we ensure that there’s an eco-straw for everyone and every occasion.

Offering consumers and businesses an eco-friendly product is one thing but our attention to the environment also stretches right the way through to the packaging and postal materials that we use. Product and postal packaging is plastic-free, biodegradable and non-toxic. Sustainability is an essential aspect of the sourcing and manufacturing of our products with all products manufactured and packaged in a fair trade environment from only sustainable sources. Our natural alternatives are grown using no unnecessary chemicals with our Natural Bamboo Drinking Straws sourced from bamboo grown only in panda-free forests.

Our ethos goes a little further than that too. We know that the switch to eco-friendly straws isn’t going to happen overnight so we don’t believe in a competitive environment and therefore actively encourage collaboration and cooperation within the industry that we operate in. For us at ecostrawz, it’s all about each one of us taking responsibility and working together to save our planet. So if you wish to discuss an opportunity or collaboration with us then we’d love to hear from you!

Take a look around and view our stylish range of eco-friendly drinking straws. If you have any questions at all, or wish to discuss our company or the products that we offer then please get in touch with us and we'll be happy to help.