Our Earth Straw is a part of our Giving Straws. We have teamed up with Recycle Across America and we donate a portion of the sales of the Earth straw to them!
Recycle Across America is a nonprofit dedicated to simplifying the act of recycling for the general public, to help them recycle more and help them recycle right. The lack of consistent labeling on recycling bins has caused confusion, resulting in high levels of contamination of recyclable materials, crippling the recycling industry. The mission of Recycle Across America is to advance a standardized labeling system for recycling, compost, and trash bins to make it easy for the public to know exactly what can, and maybe more importantly, what can’t go in the bin.
The standardized labels have been deemed ‘a world-changing solution’ by the Ashoka Global Fellowship, and the NY Times calls the solution ‘one of the top environmental fixes taking root today. When implemented society-wide, the standardized labels will help to expedite environmental progress and simultaneously help improve the economy by increasing jobs and making recycled materials more affordable than virgin materials. This simple solution is delivering profound results, increasing recycling rates from 50 to 200% while dramatically reducing contamination levels to often nearly undetectable amounts.
Now is the time to make a change. The Earth Glass Straw is our constant reminder of why we need to keep away from single-use plastic straws. We want to keep this planet healthy and beautiful for our children’s children.
They are 9.5mm (classic restaurant), 12mm (chunky smoothie) or 16mm (bubble tea) in Diameter and are handmade with Borosilicate glass (same formula as Pyrex) which makes them Extremely Durable and Dishwasher Safe. Each straw comes with its own reusable cleaning brush to help make cleaning them a snap. You also get to choose the style; Straight or Curved.