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Paper straws are plastic-free and practical – an eco-friendly solution for consumers who prefer to use a straw. 100% carbon neutral. Recyclable and compostable. #plasticstrawssuck

Cocktail Straws

Cocktail BioStraws are made from 3-ply premium grade FSC® certified paper sourced from managed plantations. They are carbon neutral, recyclable, commercially and home compostable. Available in a range of colours.

Regular Straws

Regular BioStraws are made from 3 ply premium grade FSC® certified paper sourced from managed plantations. They are carbon neutral, recyclable, commercially and home compostable. These straws are available in a range of colours and prints, including Art Series designs.

Jumbo Straws

Jumbo BioStraws are made from 3-ply premium grade FSC™ certified paper sourced from managed plantations. They are carbon neutral, recyclable, commercially and home compostable. Available in a range of colours and prints, including Art Series designs.


Learn more about Straws

With so many packaging products made from paper, it’s important to ensure our forests are not irreparably damaged in the creation of paper-based packaging. The Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) is an international non-profit that acts to promote the responsible management of the world’s forests. We’ve chatted with FSC Australia CEO Sara Gipton to hear a little more about the benefits of certification, when it comes to sustainable packaging.

Plastic straws suck. Among the top 10 debris items, single-use plastic straws have a useful life of about 20 minutes, and after that they end up in the environment.

Most of the time, plastic straws end up in waterways where they are ingested by wildlife. Global movements to ban plastic straws have raised awareness of the issue, and while many companies and consumers support the ban, there are still times where consumers prefer to use a straw. So, to lower the impact on the environment, we now offer BioStraws made from FSC® certified paper.

Straws

Plastic straw bans are now a global movement with consumers becoming aware of the negative impact that they have on ocean ecosystems and how they contribute massive amounts to landfill. Plastic straws are among the top 10 debris items and 44% of all seabirds and mammals have ingested plastic. 

After their useful life of about 20 minutes, plastic straws are discarded – ending up in landfill, at best, or usually, in our oceans, where they are ingested by marine life causing plastic to make its way up the food chain. In fact, plastic never completely breaks down but rather just becomes smaller and smaller. Think about this: every single piece of plastic you’ve ever used in your life still exists and will outlive your children’s, children’s, children.

What to do for those times when consumers prefer to use a straw and a reusable straw is not an option? Choose BioStraws – 100% carbon neutral.

Not all paper straws are created equal! Some paper straws feature a plastic lining, which means they end up in landfill instead of recycling or compost, and others are made from virgin pulp instead of sustainably sourced FSC® certified paper. 

Our compostable and recyclable paper straws do not have any coating. We use premium, extra strength 3-ply paper to ensure the straws maintain their integrity while being used. The total paper weight of the three layers is 350gsm (135gsm + 135gsm + 80gsm).

Available in three sizes – Cocktail (4.5x120mm), Regular (6x197mm) and Jumbo (10x197mm) – and two types – straight (standard straws) and bendy (flexible drinking straws).

The regular paper straw now comes individually wrapped and help avoid the spread of germs while provide customers a hygienic way to enjoy their drinks.

Our cool drinking straws come in a variety of colours and in Art Series designs. Want to customise your drinking straw? Ask us about custom paper straws.

Not sure if your local council offers compost and organic waste collection? We have launched the BioPak Compost Service to help create a national composting infrastructure. Find out if we offer compost collection in your local area.