“Sooner or later, we will have to recognise that the Earth has rights, too, to live without pollution. What mankind must know is that human beings cannot live without Mother Earth, but the planet can live without humans.” Evo Morales

The MissionOrder Now

The Mission

Is to eradicate the usage of plastic straws focusing on the Sub-Saharan African region. We aim to supply restaurants, food outlets and distributors with bio-degradable, environmentally friendly straw alternatives. We source high grade Paper, Glass and Bamboo straws.

We are not anti-straw, we’re anti single-use plastics. We also strongly promote the concept of offering a straw “only upon request”. Paper, Glass and Bamboo Straws are Earth Friendly

Paper Drinking Straws

The Green Straw Company prides itself in sourcing and delivering high quality, biodegradable and compostable paper drinking straws to retail and wholesale outlets. Our straws do not disintegrate in your drink and will give you an average of 2 hours of drinking time. We can offer a huge range of vibrant colours and designs to choose from. For larger orders we can personalise/brand your straw or the wrapper. Samples can be sent on request.

Our straws come in predominantly 2 sizes, standard 6mm & giant 8mm.

Be The Wave Of Change

500 000 000

Average number of straws used worldwide per day


Trash in the world’s oceans is comprised of plastic


The number of years it takes for a plastic straw to decompose.


Seabirds & mammals that have ever ingested plastic


The Green Straw Company is an environmentally conscious company and will donate a % of its profits to a charity that aligns itself with our fight to resolve and combat plastic pollution.

Resistance to Change

We have come across so much resistance to change to alternative environmentally friendly options, predominantly from restaurants where the decision ends with the costs. On top of which the worry that they’re customers will be unsatisfied. What is needed is a change of mind set, a look at the bigger picture. We all have a responsibility to do what we can and we can all do so much:


– educate others of the importance of cutting down on the use of plastic
– stop buying and using plastic yourself. Every straw, every plastic cup counts.
– take ownership of our own responsibility, don’t preach/act.


– take the responsibility and be at the forefront of this crucial movement
– use your influential position to persuade, educate and inform your customers
– the movement is International and South Africa is way behind the times.


"Paper Straws have been such a hit and transition painless - thanks so much". -Salt Cafe, Salt Rock
"Thanks for the order of paper straws, its been an absolute God send finding a supplier that we can now rely on! Will be in touch again soon with our next order."-Sagewood Cafe, Pietermaritzburg