Replacing single use plastic straws with ethically sourced reusable bamboo straws.

Good things to buy

Bamboo straws are a great alternative to single-use plastic straws. Our bamboo straws are organic, ethical, handmade, compostable, 100% natural, durable, sustainable and – best of all – reusabl

Good things we do

We are all about reducing single-use plastics entering our natural environments and oceans by equipping businesses and individuals with sustainable, reusable alternatives.

All our bamboo straws are grown sustainably with organic bamboo and without the use of any pesticides or nasties. We are plastic free and all marketing and shipping materials are compostable.

Our bamboo straws are ethically sourced in northern Vietnam. We work alongside local ethnic minority groups to design, grow and harvest our straws.

We are also committed to plastic free oceans and donate 50% of our profits to ocean clean-ups.

Our Story

We’re Jamie and Len, the founders behind theotherstraw. Single-use plastic seriously sucks. It frightens us to think that the beautiful world in which we live in today would not be available for our children in the future. With 8 million tonnes of plastic being dumped into our oceans every year, our marine life is swallowing more plastic than ever before. Plastic straws are one of the most widely used, and therefore disposed of, plastic products. Together, we can turn the tide on plastic pollution and protect our beautiful oceans and natural environments. We envision a world without single use plastics and will achieve this one sip at a time.

Theotherstraw has been proudly acknowledged by:

  • ING Dreamstarter
  • Westpac and Allens Social Enterprise Award
  • SPARK Deakin Accelerator Program Participant
  • Deakin Community Bank Grant Recipient