100 % natural
100 % biodegradable
100 % handmade in Laos
The 100 % biodegradable bamboo drinking straws are handmade in Laos, are environmentally friendly and free of any chemicals. The straws are reusable, washable and dishwasher-friendly. For sustainable enjoyment with a natural taste.
handmade in Laos
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Bamboo – the raw material of the future – can be recycled and is biodegradable. By processing bamboo 100 % naturally and avoiding chemicals and other fertilizers, our Laostraw drinking straws are a 100 % biodegradable product. Laostraw is reusable and has a lifespan of up to one year with appropriate care. They are washable, dishwasher-friendly and can be composted at the end. Drinking pleasure with a lasting effect!
Laostraw – uncomplicated cleaning and lasting enjoyment. Our bamboo drinking straws are washable and suitable for extensive use. With the appropriate care, the drinking straws have a lifespan of up to one year. Since the Laostraw drinking straws are intended for reuse, you should clean the inside of the straws after use. You can do this easily with our matching cleaning brush. You can get them in our online shop either individually or as combi-kit containing 11 Laostraws together with one cleaning brush. Basically it is sufficient to rinse the drinking straws briefly under running water with the cleaning brush. The Laostraw drinking straws are also dishwasher-friendly. However, you should note that the life of the straws decreases with increasing water temperature. The straws should then dry at room temperature. Attention: If the straws are dried at too high a temperature, they may bend or even break in the worst case.
Our Laostraw bamboo drinking straws are a pure natural product and biodegradable. The straws are handmade in Laos by our friends Nouphone and Somphavanh and their families with a lot of love from natural bamboo trees. Of course they do not use any chemicals or fertilizers at all.
Bamboo is a natural resource that grows quickly as grass and quickly lignifies. In addition, after an environmentally friendly harvest, bamboo grows back from its roots on its own. Bamboo has antibacterial properties by nature, which is why we at Laostraw can easily do without pesticides. Due to its robust and at the same time elastic structure, bamboo can be used in many different ways. With small variations in structure and color, every drinking straw is absolutely unique!
The consumption of drinking straws is immense. In Germany alone, consumption is estimated at almost 5 billion straws per year (Source: Statista, 2018). Disposable plastic drinking straws are usually used for only a few minutes, but leave enormous traces in our environment. It takes up to 500 years for the material to decompose completely. During decomposition, plastic becomes tiny plastic particles, microplastics. A great, invisible danger for animals and humans.
Rethinking with Laostraw – the ecological alternative to disposable plastic straws.
Handmade in Laos
Laos is a small and untouched country northwest of Thailand. The approximately 7 million inhabitants live mostly from agriculture and handicrafts. The families of our friends Nouphone and Somphavanh in Laos have always grown bamboo in their gardens. They are also the ones who make our Laostraw drinking straws by hand with great attention to detail. As a small start-up company, it is particularly important to us to be able to guarantee fair production and working conditions in the production of our bamboo straws. Through a short supply chain and direct contact with our Laotian friends and producers, we can control and influence the conditions. In addition, we create a meaningful job and a secure income for all family members by importing the drinking straws to Europe.
You like the Laostraws, but you have special wishes? We can laser engrave your personal logo or lettering on the drinking straws at any time upon your request, or we can supply larger quantities or other lengths – e.g. as a personalized promotional gift or for your next beach party – there are no limits to your imagination. For your individual request please send us an e-mail or send us a message using the contact form! We will be happy to make you an individual offer for your personal Laostraw idea.