Biodegradable simply means that disintegration will occur, without specifying an amount of time or what the end material may be. Technically, any material is biodegradable overtime and depends on the environment. Companies often use the term “biodegradable” to mislead consumers. It is illegal in the state of California to label a product as biodegradable without being substantiated by third-party testing.
Compostable materials must degrade at a certain rate into a nutrient-rich substance to be qualified. We consider “compostable” to be a legitimate way to measure and represent a product’s end-of-life impact on the environment.
Our compostable products are certified as compostable, not just biodegradable.
The available packaging made from compostable materials does not perform well enough to ensure your products make it home clean and safe.
We are committed to continuing our work innovating cost-effective compostable packaging that’s up to our performance standards. We hope to make all our packaging compostable soon.
Contact your local waste management service to see if your city has a curbside composting program. Find more information on how to properly compost our products at the following links.
Industrial composting sites across the nation:
Independent businesses that specialize in compost pick-up:
Find a composter near you: https://findacomposter.com/
Even if our products end up in a landfill, there are upstream benefits associated with our products which are made from renewable plant-based sources compared to virgin fossil-fuel derived plastics. Our products are totally non-toxic and leave no toxic residues or microplastics behind.
“The best products available! You save in many ways. Water, environment and they are stylish as well.”
"I am happy every time I use these products- it actually is a weight off my mind knowing that I am not contributing to the current crisis level of plastic use."
These straws make my life more livable - no exaggeration. Several years ago, I was very seriously injured in a freak accident. The hospital saved my life and my brain and rebuilt my face. The brain injury resulted in a tremor that is progressive, so I can't hold a cup or glass anymore and need to drink all liquids through a straw. I was determined to find straws that are biodegradable and yet would stand up to cold and very hot coffee and tea, and my husband came upon REPURPOSE straws in the grocery store. What a wonderful find, since they are just perfect for me! Being able to get them by subscription makes everything so easy, too. Thank you so much for the Compostable Marine Degradable PHA Straws!
I rarely write reviews but was disappointed to have tried the Repurpose Compostable straws. They can ONLY be handled gently and used to drink from a cup with no lid. If you try to put them through the hole of a lidded cup they collapse and crack, losing the ability to suck liquids through them. I make yogurt shakes from home To Go and put into a reused plastic cup with lid. These straws are useless. If a little kid were to fiddle with it, as they are prone to do, wouldn’t hold up.
Thanks for your feedback! We’re sorry you’re unsatisfied with your straws. Due to the nature of our compostable materials, you may have received a faulty batch that was affected in transit.
We hope you’ll give us another chance to make things right. Please reach out to email@example.com with your order # and a photo of the damaged product, and we will continue to support you on this issue.
All our best,
I was so impressed by these straws. I don’t love using plastic straws, but paper ones disintegrate too quickly, and metal ones are hard to clean. This is the perfect combination of everything I want in a straw. Sturdy and good for the environment!
I love that I used these straws with my children and they did not fall apart like paper straws!
I really like that these straws are made from biodegradable materials, rather than plastic, and last longer than paper straws that turn soft and mushy after about 30 minutes. These are the best type of straws!