At the end of June last year we launched seastraws after months and months of preparations. We had a plan, a plan to make it attractive and easy for people to ditch the plastic straw.
Our first year has consisted of slowly figuring out the whole business thing with everything from design, manufacturing, pricing, marketing, and the list goes on. It feels like we've learned A LOT this past year but at the same time, we still have these "AHA-moments" every single day.
We took to take the time to sit down and look back on how our first year has been and this is what we discovered...
We've sold over 7,000 seastraws. Calculated on the average usage of plastic straws in Australia and the approximate amount of seastraws owners we've saved around 350,000 plastic straws from entering our oceans and landfills. 350,000 PLASTIC STRAWS!
And, this is just the beginning!
NOTE: Many people own more than one seastraw so we thought three seastraws per person is a realistic number to work with.
We want to take the opportunity and thank everyone out there who's purchased any of our products through our online store, stockists or at the markets during our first year. Without you, this would not have been possible!
Realising we've saved around 350,000 plastic straws from entering our oceans and landfills in only one year is amazing. However, most of all it gives us the motivation to keep on going and work even harder than before.
We appreciate all the help we can get so please tell your friends about us, share photos of seastraws on your social media or simply tell your favourite cafe about us. All these small actions help, A LOT!