The Rice Straw

The Rice Straw

The Rice Straw

Henrique Lopes, Entrepreneur
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We are a Portugal-based company that commercialises sustainable straws made of rice. Our mission is to reduce the unnecessary use of plastic in your cups, offering a future-forward alternative for those who love to celebrate life with cool drinks!

As the EU has voted to ban all single-use plastic by the year 2021, there is an urgent need to break the plastic habit and quickly find sustainable alternatives. We see major businesses, food corporations as well as popular restaurant groups joining the anti-plastic straw movement, yet finding the right replacement to eliminate avoidable waste can be challenging.

Reusable straws are expensive and difficult to clean, paper ones get mushy, and plastic is unsustainable. The Rice Straw is the perfect non-harmful single-use product for you, your business and your drink.

Made essentially of rice flour, stabilisers, and natural dyes, these straws are strong and resistant, 100% compostable, Gluten-free and environmentally friendly.