The company Bio Strohhalme GmbH, located in Bavaria, was founded in the year 2014, based on the principle "Sustainability - strategically anchored in the company".
It is essential for us not only to work and act environmentally conscious but to offer alternatives for a plastic-free environment with our natural and biologically pro- duced drinking straws.
Our Bio straws can replace plastic straws in gastronomy, bars, coffee shops,hotels as well as in industry, canteens and coffee kitchens and thus we ensure both less plastic production and -after usage- less plastic waste.
Estimates show, that in Germany alone around 40 billion plastic straws are being used, which results in a yearly plastic waste of 25.000 tons, given a per capity average of around 500 straws per year. This means a CO2 emission of 3750 tons through disposal/combustion. And, the production of 1 ton of plastic straws made of polypropylen releases 2000 kg CO2 and consumes 2000 kg of raw oil.
Whereas our Bio straws are easily and uncomplicatedly returned to the cycle of nature after use.
Our efforts were rewarded by winning the GreenTec Award 2014, Europe´s largest and most important Environment- and Economy-Award, in the lifestyle category. And, in February 2014 we were ranked No. 2 of the Green Product Award, which honors products or product ideas that equally embody outstanding designs, innovation and sustainability.
The focus at that is on products and services that are being used in daily life and thus have a chance of being applied on a broad basis. The Bavarian Economic Chamber honored us as "Sustainable Model Company".