WHY URTHPACT STRAWS?
Certified Home and Industrially Compostable
Compliant with most single-use plastics bans and ordinances
Durable, Cost-Effective, and Customer Preferred
Made In The USA
Made in an SQF Certified Plant
Custom Wrappers allow for Unique Messaging
THE BEST OPTION FOR YOUR CUSTOMERS AND YOUR BUSINESS
Compliant with Most Single-Use Plastics Bans Worldwide
Send us an inquiry if you have questions about a specific ban
No Turning to Mush, No Strange Taste, and No Odor
Help Achieve a Variety of Sustainability Goals for Your Business, Venue, or Event
Add a custom message, brand, or logo to your straw wrappers to support different sponsors, events or other causes
Minimum Order Quantity: 2 Pallets (Standard SKUs) or 1 Truckload (Custom SKUs)
Anywhere from 100,000 to 250,000 straws per pallet, depending on packaging configuration
Ships from Massachusetts and California, USA
Custom Print Options Available
What are UrthPact’s Home Compostable Straws made of?
The straws are manufactured using Danimer Scientific’s signature biopolymer, Nodax PHA®. The naturally-occurring material was verified as an effective biodegradable alternative to traditional petrochemical plastics in a 2018 study led by the University of Georgia (UGA) researchers and members of the UGA New Materials Institute. Nodax PHA® has also been certified home compostable by TUV’s OK compost HOME and passes marine degradation testing per ASTM D6691.
Will the straws fully break down in the ocean?
Yes. They will degrade completely to produce carbon dioxide, water, and biomass which can be consumed by microorganisms in the environment or used to enrich either the soil or marine ecosystem.
How can I buy your straws?
First and foremost, send us an inquiry at the bottom of this page! Our sales team will get back to you within 48 hours to help assist you in providing UrthPact straws to your customers. We can either provide you with contact details for one of our distribution or brand partners, or we can work directly with your current distributor to get UrthPact straws into their offerings. If you are interested in a custom product, please include those details in your inquiry, along with any distributors you currently work with.
What straw sizes are available?
These standard sizes available today:
- Jumbo-Standard: 7.75” x 0.216” (197mm x 5.5mm)
- Jumbo-Long: 10” x 0.216” (254mm x 5.5mm)
- Giant-Standard: 7.75” x 0.276” (197mm x 7mm)
- Giant-Long: 10” x 0.276” (254mm x 7mm)
- Cocktail: 6” x 0.137” (150mm x 3.5mm)
Custom sizes are available upon request.
What colors are available?
Currently, UrthPact straws come in a generic white color, however black straws are coming soon! We can also create a unique custom branded color experience and make straws in any color you’d like. Custom color straws have a required volume MOQ of 2 truckloads (7-14 million straws, depending on configuration).
Are your straws better than paper?
Yes, they are! Unlike paper, our straws are certified home compostable (they pass testing for AS 5810 and are certified by TUV Austria’s OK compost HOME). No trees have been sacrificed in order to produce our straws. Our materials are all made in the USA and come from nature. UrthPact Home Compostable Straws don’t turn to mush, don’t feel strange in your mouth, nor add any bad taste to your beverage.
Where are your straws made?
All of our materials are produced right here in the USA, and all of our manufacturing happens state-side as well. Our straws are 100% American-Made.
Are UrthPact’s Straws certified home compostable?
Do the straws have any strange smell or feel?
No, UrthPact Straws look, smell and feel just like a traditional plastic straw. They add no flavor, have no strange feel and stand up in drinks just like a traditional plastic straw.
Does UrthPact make any other compostable products?
Yes. Currently, UrthPact also manufactures single-use cutlery, coffee products (one-way valves for bags and single-use coffee pod components), and preforms and caps for water bottles. All of our other products (aside from straws) are certified industrial compostable per ASTM D6400 and OK compost INDUSTRIAL.
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