What are your Sugarcane Straws made of?
Our Original (V1) Sugarcane Straws are made of sugarcane fibers, known as bagasse, and binders such as polylactic acid (PLA) which we derive from sugarcane and cassava. Our Version 2 (V2) of Sugarcane Straws do NOT contain any polylactic acid (PLA). When requesting information or quotes, please note which version you desire.
Do your Sugarcane Straws contain any plastic?
Our Sugarcane Straws are guaranteed and third-party tested and certified to not contain the following plastics or plasticizers:
no polystyrene (PS)
no polyethylene (PE)
no polypropylene (PP)
no polyvinyl chloride (PVC)
no polyethylene terephthalate (PET, PETE)
Are your Sugarcane Straws compostable?
Yes. Our Sugarcane Straws are certified to be 100% compostable. Please visit our Certifications page for all of our certifications and registrations with independent third parties.
How many times can I use your Sugarcane Straws?
Our Sugarcane Straws can be reused several times if properly cleaned and stored, though they are intended to be a one-time use product.
Does Sugarcane Straws affect my blood sugar if I have glucose-sensitive conditions?
No. Our Sugarcane straws should pose no issue to those with diabetes or glucose-sensitive conditions. Once the sugar is extracted from the sugarcane crop, the remaining plant fibers are then processed into pellets to create our sugarcane plant fiber straws. The straws are made in a way where it's certified food safe and does not impart its composition in any foods or liquids it comes in contact with.
Why are there variations in some of the Sugarcane Straws?
Our Sugarcane Straws contain natural sugarcane fibers where each small batch will have a variation in color due to the mixing of red sugarcane and white sugarcane fibers. The plant fibers in each Sugarcane Straw can be seen when held up to a light source so you know they are made from real sugar cane.
Are your straws gluten-free?
Yes, our straws are gluten-free. The sugarcane plant is a grass and does not contain any gluten.
How should I store your Sugarcane Straws?
Our Sugarcane Straws should be stored in a cool and dry environment away from sunlight. Heat and humidity will eventually affect its durability and performance.
Can I use your Sugarcane Straws in hot liquids?
Our Sugarcane Straws should be used in cold or lukewarm liquids. It has been shown to work to some degree in hot drinks. However, we do not recommend its usage in hot liquids as this can affect the Sugarcane Straw’s durability and performance.
How should I dispose of your Sugarcane Straws?
If no composting bins are available at your location, please discard them in the general trash bin which may take longer to degrade naturally compared to commercial composting.
How are your Sugarcane Straws better than paper straws?
Our Sugarcane Straws will not become soggy like paper straws, has a smoother texture, and will not impart any paper taste or flavor. Our Sugarcane Straws do not have any coatings and we do not use any dyes — which are common characteristics in paper straws.
How are your Sugarcane Straws better than metal straws?
Metal straws cannot be composted, cannot biodegrade, and (unfortunately) is not a cost-effective solution for many businesses. Although reusable, which we definitely love and encourage, metal straws still involve the mining of heavy metals themselves, which entails a whole host of environmental impacts such as pollution. Our Sugarcane Straws do not impart a metallic taste when drinking, is safer to use for those that need soft straws, and our straws do not stay cold when drinking iced drinks.
Why do your Sugarcane Straws come the way they do?
Retailers have storage, packaging, and shipping requirements we must adhere to. We want you to receive a quality product that is safe and clean to use. Our packaging prevents humidity and dust from affecting the Sugarcane Straws. We are working on an alternative, eco-friendly packaging and shipping materials. If you have suggestions, please contact us and let us know!
What is your wholesale price for each straw?
Please contact us for pricing inquiries since there are many factors to consider when quoting such as minimum order quantity, diameter, length, wrapping, cut, location, and other requirements. We offer FOB and DDP as shipping options for international friends. We look forward to hearing from you!
What is the lead time currently for your straws?
For straws that we do not have in stock, due to COVID-19, our current lead time is 60-80 days since we create our straws fresh and on-demand. Our goal is for you to receive your order as soon as possible.
What is your shipping policy?
For orders on our website, we currently ship within the Continental United States (Hawaii and Alaska will have extra charges). For orders with custom requirements, we will let you know when you can expect them. We want you to receive our products as soon as possible.
DOMESTIC: We will fulfill and ship all orders that are in stock within 2 business days.
INTERNATIONAL: Please contact us for additional information.
Can your straws be used as honey sticks?
We currently do not recommend our straws be used as honey sticks due to the incorporation of plant fibers that heat and burn differently from conventional plastic straws. If you’re courageous enough to try and are successful, please let us know!
Please contact us if you have any other questions, comments, suggestions, or wholesale inquiries. We'd here to help you (and the planet🌎)!