Viet Straw - an eco-friendly brand from Vietnam
In Vietnam, about 2500 tons of plastic waste is discharged into the environment everyday, of which plastic straws are the second most common type of waste (the most is plastic bag). After using, plastic straws are discharged directly into the environment, and will be there for hundreds of years, drifting from place to place...To make change, we wanted to become the supplier of the "perfect" straws. For us,the "perfect" straws must have the following elements: biodegradable completely in a short time, disposable, and made of natural ingredients and raw materials locally. The answer came quickly and turned out to be very simple: it was rice!
Local Natural Materials
Our Rice Straws are primarily crafted from rice flour, sourced from the bountiful Mekong Delta, Vietnam's largest rice-producing region. To ensure the straws' resilience, we incorporate tapioca starch into our formula. Moreover, we imbue our straws with a hint of color using natural pigments derived from local vegetables.
Safe to eat
In rice straw processing, ingredients are cleaned, mixed and then steamed before being shaped and dried. Therefore, rice straws are safe to eat.
Cleverly designed to be environmentally-friendly, our Rice Straws break down into nutrient-rich humus and water under natural conditions within a 90-day span. Post-use, they can be conveniently disposed of in a compost bin.
Vegan, non-GMO, gluten-free
Suitable for vegans and people who are on a gluten-free diet
Viet Straw is certified by international standards: HACCP CODEX 2020 standard, ISO 22000:2018 international standard, FDA Certification
Rice straws are wrapped in kraft papers and put into kraft boxes, which are completely plastic-free. We use UV printing technology to reduce excess ink, solvents and VOCs, which can help to reduce air polution.