theotherstraw is a social enterprise addressing one of the world’s biggest challenges - plastic pollution and are looking to produce a new range of sustainable products which will reduce single-use plastics entering our natural environments and oceans.

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Born from their devotion to the ocean and eagerness to address plastic pollution, theotherstraw launched in 2018. With 8 million tons of plastic being dumped into our oceans every year, our marine life is swallowing more plastic than ever before.

theotherstraw is here to uphold the beautiful, clean Australia and turn the tide on plastic pollution, helping to protect our beautiful oceans and natural environments.

Since their launch, they’ve kept millions of single-use plastic straws out of our landfills and oceans. Looking to building on their impact theotherstraw is looking to develop ‘theotheressentials’ range.

Jamie and Len, the founders and couple behind theotherstraw want to build awareness on the amount of single-use plastic currently used and believe ‘theotheressentials’ range will reduce single-use plastics entering our natural environments and oceans by equipping businesses and individuals with sustainable, reusable alternatives.

“Our sole ambition is embedded in the values and vision of our enterprise; which is working towards a world free from plastic.”

By supporting theotherstraw, you’re helping reduce plastic pollution as well as empowering Vietnamese communities. They work alongside local ethnic minority groups in Northern Vietnam to design, grow and harvest their bamboo straws. They work to improve the livelihoods and well-being for themselves through support and sustainable job creation.

  • Since launching in October 2018, they’ve put 28,000 reusable bamboo straws in peoples' beverages!
  • 3080 conversations about plastic waste and pollution have been sparked by theotherstraw with businesses and individuals around Australia.
  • Over 11,500 individuals and businesses have been educated on the impacts of single-use plastic straws and their plastic footprint.
  • Theotherstraw has supported more than 45 local ocean cleanups
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  • 2018

    theotherstraw launched

    launching theotherstraw in 2018

  • 2018

    Released their first straw

  • 2018

    Supported their first ocean clean up

  • 2019

    Successfully completed a crowdfunding campaign with ING Dreamstarter 2019