Plastic straw facts....

The facts about plastic straws

Not surprisingly, plastic straws are one of the most common items found on beaches all over the world. Plastic straws are manufactured from polypropylene, a by product of petroleum which requires a large amount of energy and natural resources to extract and refine. Plastic straws are used for a very short length of time but their negative impact lasts for lifetimes.

Why can't plastic straws be recycled?

Unlike some soft plastics which can be recycled, plastic straws cannot be recycled. As they travel down the conveyor belt at your local recycling facility, small items like straws fall through the cracks. This means that straws sit in landfill for years or pollute our oceans and waterways, harming marine life. In the ocean plastic does not biodegrade. It simply breaks down into smaller pieces over hundreds of years. It is estimated that 8 million tonnes of plastic pollute our oceans every year.

The good news about plastic straws

Although most of us can live happily without plastic straws, there are many alternatives for those who need them. More sustainable options include reusable biodegradable bamboo straws or biodegradable & compostable wheat straws.

What you can do about plastic straws

Say no to plastic straws

Take your own reusable bamboo straw or pop some wheat straws in your bag.

Choose reusable straws

Take your own reusable bamboo straw or pop some wheat straws in your  bag. 

At Loola Loves we are dedicated to eradicating the use of plastic straws.

We donate 50c from each box to The Sea Turtle Foundation.

If you are a cafe, restaurant, bar or events company wanting to make the change please contact us at for wheat & bamboo straw wholesale pricing.