HOME COMPOSTABLE DRINKING STRAWS

HOME COMPOSTABLE DRINKING STRAWS

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Finally, a home compostable straw that holds up like conventional plastic straws and won’t let you down. Made in the USA, our 100% home compostable straws help you make a statement about your commitment to sustainability. Feel good knowing our home compostable straws will degrade quickly should they make their way into our oceans.

 

FAQ

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?

UrthPact straws are currently sold to brands, large food and beverage businesses and distributors. If you fall into one of these categories, contact us through the straws page on our website! If you are a smaller restaurant or company that currently purchases straws from a distributor, reach out to them and ask them to start carrying UrthPact’s home compostable straws.

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?

Custom colors are available.

Why haven’t I heard about your straws before?

UrthPact’s Home Compostable Straws are new! They are made with a new, naturally-occurring material that looks and feels like plastic but will compost in your backyard compost, biodegrade in landfills, and break down in the ocean, should it accidentally end up there. We have recently started shipping and we are trying to spread the word about these straws that we believe solve the plastic straw problem! We have the capacity for manufacturing large quantities of straws, which are now shipping to brands, large restaurants and Food and Beverage Companies and Distributors.

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?

Yes! Our straws pass testing for AS 5810 for home compostability and are certified home compostable with TUV’s OK compost HOME.

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

How can I get more information?

You can contact us on these contact pages on our website: straws, preforms for bottles, coffee products, or cutlery. For general inquiries use the contact us page. Or, you can call us at 978-847-9747.

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