We are excited to be the founders of Spaghetti Straws. We are young entrepreneurs that have spent the last few years travelling the world and in doing so, we awakened our passion for the ocean.
We found one common problem everywhere that we travelled to, and that was plastic pollution. The reality is, there aren’t many places you can go in the world without seeing some form of plastic scattered along the beach or floating in the ocean - a main part of this problem are drinking straws.
8.5 billion plastic straws are thrown away every year in the UK and 550 million are thrown away in the USA per day!
None of these ever biodegrade and every single one that has ever been used is still on the planet to this day.
That’s a lot of sucking.
The sad truth is that they end up in our oceans and severely affect wildlife and the environment. Each year, it is estimated over a million seabirds and hundreds of thousands of marine animals die from ingesting plastic.
We’re not the only ones doing something about it either, recently, there have been several political bans against single use plastics, some countries have a plan in motion to ban many single use plastics as early as 2019.
Join the movement and take another step towards to a sustainable, plastic free future by buying straws from us for your home, bar, restaurant, hotel or airplane!