What are the care instructions for Brooklyn Bamboo Company straws?

Our straws can be cleaned in the dishwasher or by hand using the nylon-bristled brush that is included in the set. Don't dry or store the straw in a humid environment as mildew can grow. If that happens, simply clean the straw and let it dry completely before using it again.

How long will a Brooklyn Bamboo Company straw last?

When cared for properly, these straws can last for years. 

Because bamboo is a natural, organic material, it will eventually begin to fray. This is simply what happens to all natural materials, but you may want to take extra precaution when taking a drink from them if you start noticing this down the road. 

The good news is that when your bamboo straw is worn out, you can toss it in the compost pile instead of the garbage can. There, it will break down naturally, instead of creating more mass in a landfill.

What are the sizes of the straws and the carrying case?

The straw is 8 inches in length. The diameter of the straw is 1/4inch.

The case is 8.5 inches in length.

What kind of packaging are these shipped in?

Our packaging is entirely eco-friendly. 

Do the straws collect flavors or get stained from different drinks?

Our straws are entirely natural and so may get slightly darker if left in dark liquids like coffee for an extended period of time. However, simply washing the straw should return the it back to its natural color. We recommend rinsing off your straw before switching between different drinks so it doesn't change the taste of your beverage. 

Are reusable bamboo straws as sanitary as disposable plastic ones? 

Bamboo straws are better than plastic when it comes to health. Most single-use plastic straws are made from polypropylene, a type of plastic commonly made from petroleum. When you use plastic straws, especially for hot or acidic beverages like tea, cocoa, and coffee, there is evidence that toxins can leach from the plastic and enter your body, often disrupting hormones and other negative side effects. (Source)

Since you are in control of keeping bamboo straws clean, you'll know it is. This isn't something you can always guarantee when drinking out of a cup at a restaurant or can of soda you picked up at the grocery store. And with bamboo straws, you don't have to fear that anything is leaking into your drink from the cheap single-use plastic.

Are bamboo straws better than other reusable straws like metal or glass?

Bamboo straws are all-natural and low-footprint. They have a more sustainable production process and have a better after-life than other alternatives because they can be composted. Not to mention, they don't leave a metallic flavor in your mouth and are more durable than glass so you can feel safe keeping it with you while you're on the go. 

Are Brooklyn Bamboo Company straws chemically treated?

No, our straws are not chemically treated. 

I am a retailer or restaurant interested in stocking Brooklyn Bamboo Company straws. How do I get in touch with you?

Great! We'd love to work with you. Please email us at brooklynbamboocompany@gmail.com