HEMP STRAWS are the only one on the market of its kind. They are the newest and greatest earth friendly alternative to single use plastic straws. This plant-based game changer is made from naturally biodegradable hemp, kenaf and sugarcane. These raw hemp straws won’t leave that paper taste in your mouth! They have a slight texture and bendable feel like plastic straws, yet these are plant based. It can begin degrading 80 days after use and fully biodegrade in under a year. Unlike other eco straws raw hemp straws do not leave a residue and can last for multiple uses without disintegrating. If you plan to reuse its recommended to wash in cold water. We love our mother earth and its beautiful oceans and sea life. Now is your chance to vote with your dollars and purchase some ecofriendly reusable hemp straws. Hemp's incredible ability to remove carbon from the atmosphere means the production of each HempStraw is responsible for removing its weight in CO2 from the atmosphere. They are ASTM D5338 certified for aerobic biodegradation of plastic materials under composting conditions, and ASTM D6400, Compostable in municipal facilities. TUV Austria is the home Compostable certifying body that has been worked with, but the products are undergoing this process now as part of the LA Cleantech Incubators government funded pilot project.