The Silicone Straw Company come to Booths
Written on July 10th, 2020
Making FDA approved, food grade silicone straws which are vegan friendly and BPA free, The Silicone Straw Company’s aim is to create a convenient alternative to single-use plastic straws for all ages to enjoy at home and on the go. Available now in selected Booths stores, (6 pack priced at £9), founder Charlotte Walsh has shared her story with us:
I live with my family in a picture-postcard village in the Yorkshire Dales and feel so lucky to live somewhere that other people come on holiday. Along with the holidaymakers we love to spend sunny days down by the river with our children – picnicking, paddling and BBQing on long lazy days. It’s beautiful, but sometimes the aftermath isn’t. Plastic bottles, coffee cups, sandwich wrappers and plastic straws wash downstream, a reminder of the everyday single-use plastics that we use and discard on a daily basis. Seeing the impact these have on our beautiful area got me thinking – how could I use my 10 years of manufacturing experience to make being green that little bit easier?
So I came up with a simple mission – to create a convenient alternative to single-use plastic straws. Our products are beautifully simple in design and made using the highest quality food-grade silicone here in the UK. While some companies have their eco products made in China, we will always manufacture our straws here in the UK. It’s better for the environment and the local economy – ensuring that we promote sustainable living while controlling our ethical impact too.
And the timing couldn’t be more important. The UK government has released a 25-year strategy which aims to reduce the amount of avoidable plastic waste by 2042. It’s designed to drastically cut the amount of plastic pollution that inevitably ends up in the sea.
So far some small changes have made a big difference. The 5p levy on carrier bags has seen a massive decrease in the number of plastic bags we use in the UK, Scotland and Wales since 2017 (approx. 83% reduction in fact), which in turn has reduced the impact on marine pollution by 30%. Next, it’s the plastic straw ban – from October 2020 the UK will ban single use plastic straws to further reduce marine pollution.
This is great news for the environment, but let’s be honest, it’s not just our children who love a straw!
Fun Silicone Straw Company Facts
- FDA approved, food grade silicone straws which are vegan friendly and BPA free
- Child friendly, bend easily and are surprisingly chewable
- Can be snipped to any length using kitchen scissors so will fit perfectly in any sized cup.
- Easily cleaned with a drop of hot soapy water and the cleaning brush provided or alternatively they are dishwasher safe
- They come in 100% plastic free packaging
For more information, visit their website by clicking here.
All products and pricing correct at time of publication, subject to change. Products may be in selected stores only, check before travelling.