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Biodegradable Straws

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Raw Straw products are either reusable, home compostable, or both.

The bamboo straws are reusable for at least 2 years when maintained correctly. All of the straws will break down into clean, non-toxic, organic matter when composted.

Raw Straw products do not contain plastic, are made from plant-based renewable resources and are non-toxic. Raw Straw product packaging is made from 100% Post-Consumer Waste and printed with vegetable-based ink, designed, made, and printed locally in Melbourne to reduce the carbon footprint.


Wheat Drinking Straws


The wheat drinking straws are manufactured entirely from natural wheat stems, so it’s completely biodegradable.

RAW wheat straws are perfect if you are having family or friends over or a party or group where you need lots of straws.

Feel good about using RAW STRAW wheat straws because once you have finished sipping, simply throw them in the compost bin or your garden and they will quickly breakdown into toxic free, clean organic matter.


Historians theorize the first straws were cut from dried wheat shafts and they were named accordingly.

In the past, the stalks of wheat were seen as a waste product and often burnt. This is a contributor to greenhouse gases and climate change. We repurpose the wheat stalks to make a 100% Natural, sustainable, home compostable and gluten-free drinking straw.


Raw straw buys wheat straw from local Chinese farmers for a fair price. The straws are washed and dried twice before being packaged into boxes ready for use.

We currently buy our wheat from China as they are the biggest producer of wheat in the world. However, we’re looking to source wheat locally here in Australia.


Paper Drinking Straws


When you have finished with your paper straw, you can toss it in the compost pile instead of the bin.There, it will break down naturally, instead of creating more waste to landfill. Normally, paper straws take 1-2 months to compost. Home composting makes great organic matter to feed to your veggies and reduces your carbon footprint too.

Raw Paper Straws are made from 3 ply premium grade paper sourced from managed plantations and are carbon neutral, recyclable, commercially and home compostable.


Bamboo Drinking Straws


The most impactful reason for bamboo drinking straws is for the sake of the planet and future generations. The ABC’s War on Waste team has estimated that 10 million plastic straws a day is not unfeasible for Australian straw usage, and may even be an underestimation.
Bamboo is the fastest growing plant in the world and can grow up to 10 cm in a day and regrows quickly after being cut down, making it the No. 1 renewable resource.

Bamboo straws are better when it comes to your health. When you use plastic straws for hot beverages like tea, cocoa, and coffee, toxins can leach from the plastic and PLA (Polylactic Acid) straws and enter your body.

Bamboo straws stay the same temperature in hot or cold drinks. They feel good to use and are dishwasher safe.

Using a natural, organic straw made from bamboo eliminates the potential for ingesting chemicals.


Bamboo straws are safe when compared to glass and stainless steel, which are other favourite materials for reusable drinking straws.*

Because bamboo is a 100% natural material, it will eventually wear out, even when well cared-for.

Raw bamboo straws are non-toxic and free from harmful substances. Safe for people, safe for the environment. Bamboo doesn’t leave a toxic residue when it breaks down.

When your bamboo straw is worn out, you can toss it in the compost pile or dig it into your garden

There it will break down naturally, instead of creating more landfill.


Raw Straw Bamboo Straws are made by hand in Indonesia and Vietnam. They have a low carbon footprint and are home compostable so when you’re done, simply dig it into your veggie patch or throw it into your compost pile.

Our straws are harvested by hand, dried in the sun, cut to size using a hand grinder then polished and washed.


Our straws are sourced from small family businesses. We respect our vendors by paying on time and utilising fair buying practices. We respect their community by being environmentally responsible, showing concern and giving back as it sees fit.




Bamboo is a natural product. Included in our 10 pack of straws is a straw cleaner and a drawstring pouch. The bamboo straws are reusable. They can go in the dishwasher to clean. If they are being used for smoothies give them a clean inside with the coconut fibre straw cleaner before washing in the dishwasher. To disinfect, boil in water and a white vinegar solution, 20 parts water to 1 part vinegar, for 20 minutes. Leave your straws to dry naturally.

When they are looking tired your bamboo straw can go in the compost bin or be dug into the garden to degrade naturally into clean organic matter.

Please be careful. A person may suffer injury from the straw if they engage in activities unrelated to drinking, such as running or jumping, while using the straw. Please wash before use.

Sustainability and Ethics

Raw Straw works with their suppliers to help them minimise, if not eliminate plastic packaging. They pay a fair price for the products and pay the suppliers on time. They ask their suppliers for current certifications and audits. Raw products have not been tested on animals and all Raw Straws are plant based and Vegan friendly. Product claims are backed by evidence, for example the wheat straws have been independently tested and found to be gluten-free.

Raw Straw donates a percentage of sales to:

Australian Marine Conservation Society in support of their vital campaign to end plastic pollution.

Displacement Solutions in support of their One House, One Family project that builds homes for households affected by climate change in the Chittagong region of Bangladesh.

Rainforest Rescue in support of their campaign to regenerate Australia’s Daintree lowland rainforest.

Raw Straw products minimise the impact of climate change and have a low carbon footprint. We assess how the product is made, where it is made, and what happens to it when you have finished using it.

Raw straws can be recycled or upcycled when you’ve finished with them. Kids like to make things with the bamboo straws and they’re great to use for school projects. The wheat and paper straws can be composted and fed to your plants or veggies.