Globally we use and throw away more than 500 million plastic straws per day. Recycling systems often fail to properly collect them, so they occupy precious landfill space or end up in the ocean.
There they take many years to break down, leaching micro-plastics into our water system. They even pose a direct threat to wildlife, killing and maiming creatures including turtles, whales and seabirds.
Customers are increasingly becoming aware of the global impact of disposable plastic and are demanding a better solution.
We encourage outlets to reduce straw use altogether where possible. But we know that some drinks and customers still require a straw.
We promote stainless steel and bamboo straws as we believe they are more sustainable solution than single-use plastic. We believe they also offer a better customer experience - upgrading the look and feel of your offering to customers.
THE FINAL STRAW AT A GLANCE
We are a social business that believes in looking after the planet we live in. We are saddened by the level of waste in our world and believe there is a better way to do things. This is why we provide a product that is both sustainable and meets the customers' needs.
We are a non-profit social enterprise. We choose to maximise our impact by investing all surplus to reducing plastic waste by funding beach clean-ups in South-East Asia.