Plastic Straw in Turte's Nostril

Why ditching Plastic Straws?

If you are on social media, you should have seen by now the video that went viral in 2015 about the turtle with a plastic straw stuck in its nostril.

Well if not, here it is again.

Marine biologists painstakingly removed the plastic straw from the endangered turtle and released it back into the ocean. Since then, more and more non-for-profit organisations have been driving awareness towards ocean plastic pollution and the threat it poses towards marine wildlife and ultimately to humans.



As a eco-friendly business, we are fully aware that just switching to paper straws is not a zero waste solution, and that consumers need to refuse the straw whenever possible.

However, we also understand the need, for example by the hospitality industry to offer an alternative to plastic straws for people who need to have one. We are fully aware that paper straws are more expensive to produce than plastic and bio-plastic straws, especially if they are made with FSC® certified paper sourced from managed plantations.

That’s why our goal is to “convert” as many venues as possible to become “plastic straw free venues” that keep their straws behind the counter and give them out “only upon request”. This way, they will not only make a statement in terms of sustainability but it’ll ultimately also help the bottom line by switching to responsibly sourced paper straws because they reduce the amount of straws they give out.

In order to help small businesses to do so and educate their customers, we’ve created this poster that we’ll hand out for FREE to our customers. It takes 5 minutes (or a few more) to have a drink with a straw, but it can take up to 500 years for one single plastic straw to decompose. Please note “decompose” does’t mean biodegrade. It only means they break down into tiny little pieces through UV rays, but won’t disappear:


We think that by mainly targeting the business environment we can contribute to solve the issue exactly where we can have the biggest impact. Plus, 5% of our Net Profits from our plastic-free products will be devolved to non-for-profit organisations, whose goal is to rid the world’s oceans of plastic. Read more here.

Join the #implasticfree movement & help us clean up the mess we created.

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