Compostable Straws


Sip in Sustainability with Compostable Straws

Did you know that a plastic straw can take up to 200 years to decompose under ideal conditions? And, with an average lifespan of 30 minutes, the US uses over 390 million straws every day. If you are updated on the frequent trends, it's quite apparent to say that people are getting more conscious when it comes to choosing a lifestyle that is gentle to the planet.

And, with every single-use plastic causing a massive impact on our ecosystem, it's time to switch. Coming back to plastic straws, we bet you must have tried those super-soggy paper straws that tend to vanish in a drink. But, we have something better in mind. Yes, we're talking about our compostable straws. Made out of plant starch, like corn starch, these straws are purely plant-based and are absolutely plastic-free. They are also toxin or chemical-free and are certified for all their compostability claims.

That being said, here are some reasons why you need to switch to eco-friendly straws and why choosing cornstarch straws is a far better option than plastic straws.

Corn Starch over Plastics: Why Switch?

Ever wondered where plastic comes from? Well, technically speaking, it is usually derived by exhausting non-renewable resources like petroleum. This petroleum is extracted from the ground, leading to massive use of energy and labor. And when you are done with using a plastic straw, they usually end up in our trash cans. Disposed plastic straws either end up in our oceans or are dumped into landfills. In landfills, this trash is either burnt or gets mixed up with the soil, thus contaminating the soil quality. And, if these straws are dumped into the ocean, they pollute the water or are ingested by marine animals like turtles. In most cases, these animals end up getting choked or fully ingested. The point is, whether they end up in our oceans or the landfills, they actually end up in our food chain.

Wondering how is that possible? To be specific, everything in our ecosystem biodegrades at some point. The only difference is that while our compostable straws take only a few weeks to break down and become compost, plastic straws take over 200 years. Abd, when they do decompose, these straws still manage to leave a long trail of microplastics behind. The point is plastic never really goes away. And, once these tiny pieces of plastics are ingested by animals or mixed with soil, where crops may go, we eventually end up ingesting it.

On the contrary, our compostable straws are made from a plant-based substance called PLA. In short, these ๏ปฟPLA straws are plant-based and also certified compostable.

What is PLA?

PLA, or polylactic acid, is a plant starch that is usually obtained from plants like corn or sugarcane. All compostable straws at EcoSoul are made from corn starch. Also known as bio-plastic, these straws are purely plant-based and absolutely free from plastics. Moreover, because they rely only on the fastest replenishing resources found on the planet, their production doesn't consume a lot of energy either.

These PLA straws are also toxin-free and made safe for all your fizzy drinks and the planet.

Reasons to Choose Compostable Straws

Here are some of our favorite reasons why you need to switch to our plant-based and compostable PLA straws.

No Trees, No Plastic. Just Plants

As stated above, our compostable straws are entirely plant-based. Being absolutely plastic and tree-free, these straws offer a guilt-free way to sip on your favorite summertime drinks without making a devastating environmental impact. Moreover, because these biodegradable straws are made out of plant-based, renewable resources, these straws also require a limited amount of energy and other resources for production.

A Back-to-Nature Promise

Unlike regular plastic straws that take over 200 years to break down and still manage to leave microplastics behind, these straws are here to offer a back-to-nature promise. Being certified compostable, all our straws are proven to break down into tiny pieces within a couple of weeks post-disposal. In short, all you need to do is dispose of them in your compost bin, and you're done. Moreover, unlike plastic straws that leave microplastics in the soil, these straws are certified to break down into compost. This compost can then be mixed into the soil. Offering nutrient enrichment, this compost increases the water retention levels of the soil, allowing the soil to better soak in all the needed nutrients.

Embracing Circular Economy

The concept of circular economy arises from practices that are more inclined towards recycling, reusing, reducing and upcycling resources. The point is that a circular economy is all about ensuring a product stays inside the economy and is being used again. In short, our compostable straws are made from renewable resources. And, once they have actually served the purpose, they go back to nature again. So, unlike plastic straws that can be used just once, in most cases, our compostable straws come from nature and go back to nature.

No Chemical Nasties

Contrary to regular plastic straws, which are slathered in toxic chemicals, our range of compostable straws is purely toxin-free. With absolutely no chemical nasties, these straws are safe for your drinks and also the planet. In fact, they are plant-based and are certified for all compostability claims.

Odor & Taste Neutral

Another amazing benefit of these biodegradable straws is that they are neutral when it comes to odor or taste. Because these straws are entirely chemical-free, they do not release any toxins that can alter the taste or smell of the drink. This makes our straw a healthy alternative and also does not ruin your drinking experience.

Ease of Disposal

We get it, single-use plastic straws are pretty easy to dispose of too. But, now you know the impact it causes, we bet you'll feel guilty every time you dispose of these plastic straws in a trash can. But, that's not the case with these straws. These plant-based straws are compostable in nature. So, all you are required to do is dispose of them in your compost bin, without the guilt. These straws will naturally break down into compost in the compost bin, which can be mixed into the soil, to increase the nutrient content.

Safe for Children

With no toxins or chemicals, these straws are here so that your children can sip on their favorite drinks without making you worry about the health effects. They are completely safe to use, easy to dispose of, and an excellent choice for the planet too.

Non-Soggy Delight

We bet no one likes that messy, soggy experience that happens when you try to sip on your favorite iced Americano with a paper straw. But, these straws are here to make you feel good. Besides being environmentally friendly, these straws are a great way to skip those soggy paper straws and adapt a way that offers guilt-free sips without compromising convenience.

Supports Local Communities

Another great thing about these straws is that they help you claim social responsibility. From source material extraction to the production of the final products, we rely on our local communities. In fact, we have hired several people from the rural parts of India to help us with this mission. Moreover, they are also being provided a safe and stable working environment with fair wages. So, every time you purchase with EcoSoul, you also give back to the local communities.

Wait, We Have More For You!

Besides compostable straws, we have a lot more to offer. Make sure to check out our entire PLA collection, featuring plant-based trash bags, plant-based cutlery, plant-based resealable bags and plant-based party cups. In addition to this, we also provide a huge assortment of plant-based and compostable tableware, kitchenware, drinkware, party essentials and personal hygiene products, all made out of natural resources like naturally fallen Areca palm leaves, upcycled sugarcane bagasse fibers, fastest growing bamboo pulp, and cornstarch.

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Certified For Your Peace Of Mind

We believe that certifications are vital to transparency and the overall health of our planet. Thatโ€™s why we always validate our products to ensure that theyโ€™re better for people and the environment.

While not every certification is appropriate for every product, we go to the ends of the Earth to attain the right certifications for the right materials โ€” so you can have peace of mind that youโ€™re doing right by the planet.