The recycled wastes we use are sugarcane bagasse & coffee grounds. We see an exciting applicability in plant fibers and with them, we provide things from single-use cutlery, straws & cup lids. Our bio-based materials are a game changer to some environmental problems like plastic pollution, climate change and poor waste management. They are sourced from plants and will biodegrade in landfill, eventually become H20, CO2 and soil nutrients.
Compostable products certified by international testing standards of ASTM D6400 and EN 13432 meet the higher standard of degradation, hence considered to be “compostable”.
What makes them different from “Biodegradable”is that compostable products degrade faster: 90% decomposition rate within 180 days. They are toxic-free to plants, and leave no heavy metals left in the soil. All of OUR products belong to this genre. Our straws are made from recycled coffee grounds & sugarcane fiber, bagasse.
Americans use 500 million plastic straws PER DAY, contributing to 8 million tons of plastic that enter the ocean every year. If things don't change, by 2050, there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish!
80%-90% of the debris that finds it's way into the ocean is plastic. 71% of seabirds & 30% of sea turtles have been found with plastic in their stomachs. An estimated 100,000 marine animals die annually due to plastic debris
Plastic straws take 200 years to decompose and they can't be recycled in most places. 50% of the plastic used by American's is only used once and not recycled. Only 10% of the 300 million pounds of plastic produced each year is recycled.
Our straws are made from both coffee grounds & sugarcane fiber, know as bagasse and polylactic acid which is derived from sugarcane and other starch based plants. 100% plant based, ZERO plastic
Unlike paper straws that get soggy just seconds after being put into a drink. SweetBean straws are smooth with no dyes or coatings, which is common in paper straws. Our straws will hold their shape and wont break down, even after sitting in a drink all day!