We're a Sunshine Coast couple with a big love for the ocean. During a surf trip to Sumbawa in 2017, we got fed up by all the single-use plastics in the ocean and on the roads that we decided we wanted to make a change. Plastic straws were everywhere so we knew straight away that we wanted to focus on a reusable straw alternative. However, neither of us enjoyed the feeling of the metal or bamboo straws. It wasn't until we tried glass straws we found home and we haven't looked back since.
Our goal with seastraws is to help individuals and businesses reduce their use of single-use plastic straws by offering a superior alternative. We hope you'll love seastraws as much as we do!
Did you know that around 8 million tones of plastic enter the ocean each year? Or, that over 90% of all seabirds have plastic pieces in their stomachs? Crazy enough, plastic waste is responsible for the death of over 100,000 sea mammals and a million seabirds each year.
The levels of plastic ocean pollution is set to triple by 2025 to a staggering 16 trillion tonnes. You've probably heard it before but if we don't make a change now, by 2050 there will be more plastic in the ocean than there is fish.
So, what can we do? If all of us in Australia swap to reusable straws, 10 million less plastic straws will be used daily. This will significantly reduce the amount of plastic entering the ocean helping to save the wildlife and the planet. It's that simple!
For us, healthy habits and a healthy lifestyle has given us a happier life. Since starting seastraws we begin the morning with a delicous and nutritious smoothie, making us feel more energetic and productive than ever before.
Sipping the drink through a seastraw will also help prevent stained teeth and cavity. So, to keep a healthy and white smile sipping is the way to go.
Our glass straws are made by borosilicate glass. A high quality and extra durable material which is non-toxic, BPA free, hypoallergenic, dishwasher- and microwave safe.
Due to the non-porous structure of borosilicate no bacteria from your drink will forever get stuck to the glass. Meaning the risk of getting sick from using the straw is extremely unlikely.
Why choose glass straws over stainless steel or bamboo straws?
Better drinking experience. Drinking through a glass straw feels, in our opinion, more natural compared to stainless steel straws and more pleasant compared to bamboo straws. Especially as bamboo tend to get soggy quickly.
Neutral material. Glass is a neutral material leaving no additional taste. With a glass straw you can enjoy the taste of your drink fully.
Highly hygenic. As you can see through glass you can always be certain that the straw is clean. Never again worry about getting sick from bad bacteria when sipping your drinks through a glass straw.
We donate 5% of our profit to The Great Barrier Reef Legacy. The reason why we chose this organisation is because we are in line with their mission, we admire their innovative thinking and hard working attitude.
Every dollar donated is one step closer in helping preserving the reef, the ocean and our planet!