LOS ANGELES, CA — Repurpose today announces the launch of the first flexible, single-use Compostable Straws. These bendy straws are strong and durable, so they won’t crack mid-sip. The upcycled straws are also BPA-free, chlorine-free, nontoxic making them a smarter, better choice for you—and for the environment.
“We’re so inspired by the communities all over the world that are coming together to ban non-recyclable and non-compostable plastic drinking straws,” says Lauren Gropper, founder and CEO of Repurpose. “Our 100% compostable straws offer a compelling alternative for those looking for a better disposable option without sacrificing convenience or quality.”
Unlike traditional plastic drinking straws which cannot even be recycled, Repurpose’s straws are made from certified compostable materials. The new straws break down in an industrial composter in just 180 days, as do Repurpose’s single-use cups, plates, bowls and utensils. Fewer fossil resources are required to produce Repurpose’s straws than conventional straws, further lowering their overall carbon footprint. Plus they are sold in packaging that itself is made of 85% recycled materials.
Repurpose Compostable Straws have a MSRP of $2.79 for a package of 50 straws. For more information and a store locator, please visit www.RepurposeCompostables.com.
Repurpose was founded in 2010 by a group of eco-entrepreneurs driven to positively impact the environment by changing everyday behavior. Realizing the devastating effect single-use plastics were having on the environment and the fact that no alternatives existed for the consumer, Repurpose decided to manufacture its own. Repurpose, a line of sustainable tableware that looks out for the health of you, your family, and the planet, was born. Our mission is to reduce the amount of plastics in our environment and offer guilt-free alternatives. By purchasing from Repurpose, consumers support a woman-led, sustainable company that is changing the world—one cup, fork and plate at a time. Visit RepurposeCompostables.com and join Repurpose on Facebook.com/Repurpose or follow @repurpose on Instagram and Twitter.