Why should you use bamboo straws?

Why should we use bamboo straws instead of plastic straws? Plastic straws have only one benefit, which is small and convenient, cheap, but very dangerous to the environment. As we all know, plastic waste not only seriously affects the life of marine creatures but also poses a risk to human health. Microplastics were found in 83% of drinking water samples from the tap, and in 93% of bottled drinking water.

Frequent exposure to chemicals in disposable plastics (such as BPA, styrene) will put you at risk of diseases such as cancer, hepatitis, allergies, nervous system disorders, endocrine disorders and Infertility. When using plastic straws with hot, stagnant soft plastic, penetrating into the body will cause negative reactions. Therefore, the talented artisans have found a natural item to replace the normal plastic straw. That’s the bamboo straw!





Straws used for how long?

In addition to the great benefits of bamboo straws that I have shared above, an issue that you also wonder equally is how long bamboo straws last? If plastic straws are manufactured using a technological line, disposable is thrown away, straws are manufactured from natural materials. Handcrafted by talented artisans with specially selected bamboo varieties. Having gone through many natural traditional chemical-free manufacturing steps, it is truly a very environmentally friendly and safe alternative for users’ health. Straws can be used repeatedly, you will be given a scrub with coconut coir brush. Thus, instead of disposable plastic straws thrown away, bamboo straws you can reuse, use many times depending on your care and storage.

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B1: Rice flour is added to the mixer, beat until smooth, then put on the tray and pushed into the steamer. This is one of the first stages, deciding product quality.

The cooked steamed dough is put into the machine and how to make the dough more durable and crunchy, must find a standard formula to handle without using chemicals. After many trials, the company has found its own formula for quality products

From the powder particles, when passing through the pipe tractor, they will form straws about 3-4 m long, then cut into pieces by workers.

Each bundle of rice straws is hung by workers on a clothesline before chopping into pieces. Workshop drying time is from 6 to 12 hours.


In addition to white, the rice straw has additional colors of orange, green, purple … extracted from fruits and vegetables, namely: black sesame black, purple beetroot, green color of mosquito net 

Drying straws are put into a small cutter into many short sections.

Straws decompose within 3 months, can be stored in a normal environment for about 18 months. Suction hose stays in normal and cold water for 30 to 120 minutes. Made from natural ingredients, straws can be eaten, but the manufacturer recommends not using rice straws too much during the day.

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Step 1: Choose bamboo to make straws

Not every tree can make a straw because there are old trees, young trees, young trees and bamboo shoots. When felling, choose plants that do not contain vinegar because there will be no wrinkles, no wrinkles.


Step 2: After selection, the material will undergo cutting, drying, and gently carving the two ends to make it delicate. All are handcrafted by skilled craftsmen. The length is 20 cm to suit all domestic and foreign objects.



Step 3: Finally, the straws are transferred to the oven for about 30 minutes at a temperature of 150 degrees to eliminate mold smell and reduce the risk of termites.


This stage is the most important to market. The bacteria in the straw will be removed, the unsatisfactory tubes will be broken to filter out the best ones to market.


The most important criteria of a straw is to ensure the diameter serves the needs of customers. After completing all the steps, the workers will have to choose and classify according to the size of the inner diameter, from 0-2 mm is the smallest size for drinking water, smoothies; 8-12 mm is a straw for drinking milk tea.


Each straw is about 50-60 times of use and stored in a dry place, can be stored in the cool compartment of the refrigerator. After use, use a pipe cleaner and cleaning solution to wash the tube. The solution can be used as dishwashing liquid, locust, lemon, vinegar, baking soda, after washing, then exposed to the sun to avoid natural mold.

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  • Method 1: The simple way is to rinse it with natural detergent solution and dry it in the sun.
  • Method 2: When scrubbing, you give a piece of loofah or lemon pieces cut and used for the outer shell of bamboo. If you are still concerned about hygiene or use it for a pub, you can try option 2.
  • Option 3: Boil the straw with boiling water. Scrub the straw with water or a natural cleaning solution and boil it with boiling water for 3-5 minutes. Done to sun or dry.



There are many household cleaners that you can use to wash dishes and use straws. Depending on the conditions available, you can use the appropriate type. You can use the following. After rinsing the straws, dry the straws in the sun. Sunlight has a wonderful use in disinfecting.

  • Lemons (or citrus fruits: starfruit, octopus, pineapple). You can also ferment sour and use that water to wash
  • Vinegar
  • Salt
  • Bodhi fruit
  • Enzyme solution (see instructions for composting enzymes from waste)
  • Rice bran (or pickled water)
  • Kitchen ash water (remember to clean the charcoal with a fine sieve before soaking in water)
    • Sand (put sand into bamboo straws, put in water pipes and cover 2 ends and shake several times)




– Use a bamboo stick or a small zinc bar, wipe one end with a small sponge sponge (wipe board). Can replace sponge with loofah or cloth)

– Use a test tube cleaner: You can buy a test tube brush to wash. Prefer to buy palm made of vegetable fiber material.

– Use cotton spandex or coconut braided rope. You cut an old piece of cotton, soak the washing solution, put one end through the tube or use a bamboo stick to thread the fabric into the tube. You can create a small knot in the middle of the string to make it easier to scrub.

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  • Do not soak the bamboo straw in water for too long or leave it overnight. After use, you should wash the straw immediately and squeeze it into a dry place.
  • Like bamboo chopsticks, bamboo straws should be stored in a dry place, sometimes need to be exposed to the sun.

• If stored in a refrigerator for a long time, wrap it in several layers of newspaper and put it in a plastic bag.

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Bamboo straws is a tubular device used to bring drinks or liquid foods such as milkshakes, milk, soft drinks, fruit juice, milk tea from cups, mugs, … only the biggest difference is the tube. This suction is made of bamboo only.

Bamboo straws are characterized by straight, very durable, the size of the natural shape like ordinary straws so it is easy to use in everyday life.

Length and size equivalent to conventional straws 20cm, 7-8mm diameter should be quite comfortable to use.

Uses of bamboo straws

  1. Environmentally friendly bamboo straws

Plastic products have existed on Earth for hundreds of years. If you use a plastic straw every day, within 10 years, you will emit 3,650 plastic products into the environment.

Most plastic straws are not recyclable, instead they are dumped in landfills, or worse, in the ocean.

Plastic straws are very harmful to marine life, and are among the 5 most found at beach cleaning events around the world.


  1. Bamboo straws are better for health.

Plastic straws contain many harmful chemicals for the body, such as BPA, substances that cause health problems such as obesity, early puberty disorders, even cancer. These toxins are especially made in hot drinks, when the plastic is heated up.

Moreover, the reuse of plastic straws is unsafe, which can cause accumulation of harmful bacteria and pathogens.

Bamboo straws, on the other hand, are 100% natural products, free of chemicals, can be scrubbed and reused, and can be used for both hot and cold drinks.

The world now is becoming more and more concerned about the environment, plastics are losing the trend and replaced with environmentally friendly products.


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BAMBOO STRAWS easy to mold?

Straws are known as one of the effective solutions in reducing plastic waste to the environment. However, the current users of straws still face many problems because of fear of mold or unhygienic after using.

Bamboo easy mold? But only need 5 MINUTES to clean the straws can still be used from 3-6 months!

What you need to do is rinse (wash with hot water, the better) and then drain is done!

How to preserve and store bamboo straws like? How to store and store straws how to long- term reuse?

Bamboo straws are really safe, non-toxic, non-polluting, not affecting health but in return if you do not know how to clean straws, storing and preserving straws will be susceptible to products. Musty.

After cleaning the straw, the last important step is how to preserve the bamboo straws?

Let’s preserve bamboo straws together so they don’t get moldy:

– Do not soak the straws in water for too long or overnight. After use, you should immediately wash the straws and squeeze up the drain.

– Like bamboo chopsticks, straws should be stored in a dry place, sometimes need to be exposed to sunlight.

– If left in the closet for a long time, need to wrap with several layers of newspaper and then put in nylon bags.


+ Do not soak long straws in water.

+ Do not scrub too hard to scratch the surface of the straw.

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Paper straws are made of kraft paper – high mechanical strength, is the best alternative to plastic straws to minimize waste to the environment, friendly products and environmentally safe products. With the trend of green environment, organic products like today, the use of straws instead of plastic straws is increasingly concerned by the community.


Why should we use paper straws?

Currently environmental protection organizations recommend: Do not use plastic straws because they can cause serious harm to organisms in the wild.

Instead, use paper straws that are not harmful to the environment. Because it only takes a few months to completely decompose. While plastic straws, it takes several hundred even 1,000 years to completely decompose.

Use straws to protect your health. Protect the environment, protect the future for our children.

Currently, plastic waste is causing serious environmental pollution, especially marine environment. Most of this waste comes from disposable plastic items like plastic cups and plastic straws. Therefore, using environmentally friendly paper straws is also a way for you to protect our living environment.

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Paper straw size

Plastic straws not only pollute the environment but also directly affect consumers’ health. Plastic straws have small plastic particles, when used these particles will enter the human body. Low levels do not affect health but if accumulated over a long time will cause diseases such as cancer.

Using paper straws will limit the introduction of nanoparticles into the body.


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Rice straws were born In Sa Dec (Dong Thap), there is a flour village more than a hundred years old. With abundant sources of rice from the Mekong Delta, farmers Sa Dec has devised ways to make rice flour, thereby creating countless types of vermicelli, pho and bread made from rice flour.

Many generations of families here have gone through countless generations of making flour, making Sa Dec flour a famous specialty all over the country.

Not only delicious flour creates bread, noodles, noodles …. Recently, a food company specializing in flour products has invented a straw made from rice flour.



The manufacturer said that because it is made from rice flour, this straw can be eaten. For many colors, people here use all-natural ingredients like amaranth leaves, beets, black sesame … Even if you do not eat this straw, its lifespan is very short, can easily decompose in just a few months compared to the terrible lifespan of plastic straws.

Currently, plastic straws have been introduced to countries like Japan, South Korea and even Europe. So we can certainly expect that in the near future, this Vietnamese eco-friendly straw will become more popular, right However, straw is still a pure Vietnamese product and imbued with national identity. This is something to be proud of as traditional villages like Bot Sa Dec also contribute to protecting the environment by applying their expertise, rather than just continuing to make traditional products.


Perhaps we can hope that in the near future, rice straws will gradually replace plastic straws in stores nationwide, right?

In fact, our young people are stronger than we think, with the culture of drinking coffee and milk tea regularly, if we show our desire to use environmentally friendly straws. Will have to listen to customers. So pay attention to support rice straws as well as other environmentally friendly straws!


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Grass Straws are made from plants with the scientific name Lepironia. Grass often grows in alum-contaminated waters in the Mekong Delta.

Why choose grass straws?

  • Natural origin: Made from natural plants. Smoking straws are being a fever really young people
  • Health protection: Absolutely safe for users, Grass is naturally exploited without toxic chemicals
  • Environmentally friendly: The grass straw will completely replace the plastic straw, decomposing completely in the soil.
  • Safety certification: there are sufficient safety certificates, ensuring trust for customers
  • Increase sales: Be different, use straws to help your sales grow

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Origin from grass straws

Grass usually grows in wetlands such as Dong Thap, Ha Tien and Long An.

Straws are a HOT trend emerging from 2018; Alternative to plastic straws

Large plants (1-2 years old) are still used today to make straws, completely natural and environmentally friendly. Grass was harvested and hand-made, also helping the people of the West to increase their income and stabilize their lives.

Instructions for preserving grass straws

  • Store straws in a dry, well-ventilated place.
  • If stored at room temperature, the straw can be stored for 6 months.
  • • Used straws can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

Refer to the preservation of Bamboo Straws



Bamboo straws, with their hard bodies, thrive in humid tropical countries on both sides of the equator, including Vietnam, China, India and Brazil. Are really an environmentally friendly and safe choice for users’ health.

Natural bamboo straws are being European, American, Australian, Japanese, etc …

Foreign friends like not only environmentally friendly, but also safe and unique from the products they bring.

Why should we use bamboo straws?

Environmentally friendly: Straws are completely biodegradable and do not produce harmful substances to the environment. Bamboo straws are the perfect replacement for plastic, steel or glass straws.

Absolutely 100% natural: No plastic, no chemicals, 100% natural grown in Vietnam and produced entirely by local craftsmen. Smoking pipe is absolutely safe for users.

Reuse: Can be reused many times. Rinse after each use and allow the bamboo to air dry to help extend its durability for years.


Methods of preservation

  • After use, wash the Straws suction tube with the dedicated brush attached under the tap for cleaning.
  • Bring dried to reuse.
  • Store straws in a clean and dry place.
  • • When traveling, or traveling, guests should keep the straw in the box to prevent dust from falling into the straw.

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  • Paper Straws

The earliest and often used by many coffee shops and beverage shops. They have many different sizes, diverse colors, …

If left in the natural environment will decompose within 30 days, after more than an hour of using the straw will gradually absorb water and softer.


Straw is based on the main raw material of rice flour thinned, cast and shaped

Straw is the only straw that users can eat when drinking, have many colors, different sizes …

You can use it to drink juice, milk tea … They have a shelf life from the production date of 18 months.

Straw made of grass easy to grow, easy to harvest. Manufacturers only need to take, wash with water, cut into equal parts to be able to use.

To preserve the use for 2-3 weeks, users need to cool in the refrigerator compartment, but for hay straws can be used for 3 months if stored below room temperature.


This type of straw is made of completely natural materials, reusable and environmentally friendly as well as user.

Durability depends on the user’s preservation, if not properly preserved, the straw can become mold inside the tube and difficult to clean and reuse. When there is a yellow or yellow sign, it is a signal that it is out of date and cannot be used.


  • Stainless steel straws

Can replace plastic straws, take with you as a personal item, can be used anytime, anywhere. Made from stainless steel. Diverse sizes, it is suitable for use with all current drinks.

With the main constituent material is stainless steel so the straw has quite clear thermal conductivity, not safe for users. Besides, when using should always pay attention, if not careful very easy to hit, smashing the mouth against the wall of the tube, especially young children.


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This is a kind of Rice Straws instead of plastic. Plastic is dangerous to human health, when there are chemical components: BPA and DEHP. BPA is associated with obesity and a larger waistline in children and adolescents.

Straw has 80% of rice flour, the remaining is wheat flour, cassava flour are environmentally friendly. They can also be eaten, due to the fact that they are powders, treated with microorganisms and molds.

Rice are colorful, manufacturers use natural ingredients to mix colors. For example, besides white from flour, there are other colors like green amaranth leaf extract. Purple and black tubes made from the color of turnips and black sesame …

The interesting thing about straws is that they can be stored in a normal environment for about 18 months.


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  • Why should you choose Rice Straws ?

✅ It is completely edible

✅ If you don’t like to eat it, it will break down within 3 months, not 500 years like a plastic straw.

✅ All have environmentally friendly ingredients: rice flour, tapioca …

✅ Colors: White, yellow, pale yellow, purple, green, black; White: natural rice; Black: black sesame; Purple: beetroot; Green: green amaranth leaves!

✅ The product has many sizes so you can use it for milk tea, coffee, soft drinks …

✅ Direction for preserve: store in cool, dry place and avoid insects.

✅ Expiry date: 18 months from date of manufacture


➡️➡️ Duration of use and storage

Time used in water and other liquids at normal temperature of is more than 1 hour 30 minutes.

For those of you who have never used a rice straw product, you may be worried about how to preserve it but in fact, it is extremely easy to preserve the straw.

You only need to store rice straws in a cool, dry place to avoid insects invading.


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How to clean and preserve bamboo straws properly?

How to clean and preserve bamboo straws properly?

Currently, many people are choosing to use bamboo straws to reduce the situation of plastic waste in the environment. Understanding this trend, Wahapy will tell you how to clean and store bamboo straws properly!

Step 1: Choose a scrub suitable for the straw

Step 2: Use soap to remove dirt easily

Step 3: Scrub vigorously through the suction hole


Step 4: Rub the outside of the straw with a sponge

Step 5: Clean and remove soap inside the straw under warm running water


Step 6: Place the straw upright to dry completely in the sun or in a dry place

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You can use bamboo straws many times, instead of using one like a plastic straw. This is a good habit to help protect our living environment