Straw Straw by AlternativeMe
Straw Straw are disposable natural wheat drinking straws.
Made from the stems of wheat.
These straws come in a box of 100, and can be cut down to size.
$9.00 AUD inc gst
or 4 fortnightly payments of $2.25 with More info
Wheat straws are made by collecting the wheat stems after harvesting the wheat grain. They are cleaned, dried and cut to size.
The steams of wheat are traditionally discarded as part of the harvesting process.
What an ingenious way to find a purpose for a perceived waste product!
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AlternativeMe offers reusable drinking straws as part of our travel cutlery set, however we realised that there must be a need in the food service industry where reusable straws were too resource intensive and thus not viable.
It was difficult to source a suitable alternative that met all the requirements. Through our research, we found that bamboo adversely affected the taste of beverages, and paper was not durable enough for the task.
We stumbled across this beautiful example of re-purposing wheat stems into a marketable product. The simplicity of the product which fills a need made through the phasing out single use plastic straws.
Thinking outside the box to find sustainable solutions.