Ever wondered how you can change the world?  It's simple, just say 'no' to plastic.


It is our duty to protect this planet and one of the easiest ways to do this is by saying no to single-use plastics. In the U.S alone up to 500 million single-use plastic straws are used daily. These straws are small and lightweight and as such often evade recycling efforts.

Be the change you want to see in the world today and say 'no' to plastic straws.

100% handmade reusable bamboo straws are the perfect natural alternative to plastic straws. They are lightweight, durable and of course biodegradable. Choose your favourite straws below aaaaand

#thebambooproject.

Our bamboo is sustainably sourced in Southeast Asia and is grown in panda-free zones, therefore the production processes do not endanger their habitat. In the near future we aim to source our bamboo locally.

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What We're About

Keeping It Local

We are incredibly passionate about uplifting our local community and strive to reduce the amount of single-use plastic in our ecosystem. South Africa is a developing country, however we believe that development should not come at the expense of the environment. We advocate for responsible development which will ensure environmental sustainability for generations to come. In the near future we aim to donate a percentage of our profits to environmental protection agencies. 

Ending Plastic Pollution

Plastic can take up to 400 years to degrade - so that means each plastic straw we use today could still be on the planet by the year 2417. According to a recent National Geographic article 91% of plastic isn't recycled. Where does that plastic go? You guessed it - landfills and oceans where it breaks down and enters the food chain. Say no to single-use plastics today. Prevention is better than cure.

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The Power of Bamboo

Bamboo is one of the fastest growing plants on the planet. In the right conditions it can grow up to 1 meter in a single day. The Bamboo plant also releases 30% more oxygen and absorbs more carbon dioxide than other plants. Bamboo is lightweight, durable, extremely strong and of course biodegradable. Bamboo straws are therefore the perfect natural alternative to conventional single-use plastic straws. 

Fair Labour Practices

Our products are sourced in Southeast Asia and are 100% natural and 100% handmade. Each step of our production process, from harvest to engraving, relies on expert local knowledge. At all levels we ensure fair labour practices are adhered to and we are proud that throughout this process families and communities are empowered.

What our customers say

They are great and I am looking forward to using them. Brilliant concept and I hope you flourish as a business. Time to approach all those restaurants :) Excellent service as well. Thank you.

Alison Moore

Great product, love the packaging. The amount makes it easy to leave a few at home, take some to work and leave a few in my bag. More bamboo products would be great (i.e. bowls, travel mugs, etc).

Caitlin Troup

Thoroughly happy and satisfied with this product. Look forward to giving them as gifts and spreading the love :)

Donia Wozniak

Thanks for the complimentary 15cm straws! Love your product. We live in Southbroom on the KZN Coast - nothing like your product available here .... I love my straws.

Genee Kilgour

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