Our straws

Believe it or not, straws have been around for ages. Since the Sumerians time, 3000 B.C., to be precise. They were made of gold to sip beer from jars. Eventually, they were made out of rye grass, and then paper. Paper was the material of choice until the early 1960s, when plastic arise and became a more durable material, especially for new designs like bendy straws.

Today’s straws are made of polypropylene, which is a highly recyclable plastic resin, commonly used in yogurt containers, bottle caps, toothbrushes and plastic utensils. But recyclers are usually cautious about the types of polypropylene they accept, and straws are unfortunately rarely accepted. For instance, straws are considered as small and lightweight items that could totally fit in a landfill space. With that mindset, it is not surprising that we have now new continents appearing made of plastic waste.

Given the huge consumption of straws every day, it was time to find a solution to all those single use straws. This is how our Sipizy straws are made:

Making our straws biodegradable and compostable was our number 1 priority. By doing that, we try our best to help you to make a sustainable purchasing decision. On top of that, we decided to give back every year to 1% of our revenue to:

1% for the Planet is a global organization that connects dollars and doers to accelerate smart environmental giving. Started in 2002 by Yvon Chouinard, founder of Patagonia, and Craig Mathews, fouder of Blue Ribbon Flies, 1% for the Planet is today a network of more that 2,000 business members, a new and expanding core with hundreds of individual members, and thousands of non-profit partners in more than 60 countries.

But where will the money go?

As we are selling our straws in both US and Australia, we wanted to contribute to at least one local non-profit partner in each country. This is why we have chosen:

5 Gyres

An American non-profit organisation whom mission is to empower action against the global health crisis of plastic pollution through science, education and adventure. They have published in over 25 peer-reviewed scientific journals, papers, and studies and, have travelled over 50,000 nautical miles in search of plastic on 19 research expeditions.

Take 3

An Australian non-profit organisation that works directly with schools, surf clubs, businesses, individuals and governments to propose waste-reduction programs and campaigns that increase public awareness and action on reducing plastic pollution and waste.

The ocean cleanup & Seabin Project

Unfortunately, with 50 million straws ending in the ocean every single day, we felt the need to invest in innovative company like Seabin Project and to donate to the NGO, The ocean cleanup, that are developing technologies to extract, prevent, and intercept plastic pollutions.

5 Gyres

An American non-profit organisation whom mission is to empower action against the global health crisis of plastic pollution through science, education and adventure. They have published in over 25 peer-reviewed scientific journals, papers, and studies and, have travelled over 50,000 nautical miles in search of plastic on 19 research expeditions.

Take 3

An Australian non-profit organisation that works directly with schools, surf clubs, businesses, individuals and governments to propose waste-reduction programs and campaigns that increase public awareness and action on reducing plastic pollution and waste.

The ocean cleanup & Seabin Project

Unfortunately, with 50 million straws ending in the ocean every single day, we felt the need to invest in innovative company like Seabin Project and to donate to the NGO, The ocean cleanup, that are developing technologies to extract, prevent, and intercept plastic pollutions.
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