theotherstraw is a social enterprise addressing one of the world’s biggest challenges - plastic pollution. We’re replacing single-use plastic straws with reusable, ethical, sustainable bamboo straws.
The sad news is that it is estimated by 2050, there will be more plastic than fish in the ocean. The good news? We can do more to prevent this from happening.
Since launching theotherstraw in 2018, we’ve kept millions of single-use plastic straws out of our landfills and our oceans. But, we want our impact to go beyond straws.That is why we’re aiming to develop our new product range - ‘theotheressentials’. This new range of sustainable products will reduce single-use plastics entering our natural environments and oceans by equipping businesses and individuals with sustainable, reusable alternatives.
But we can’t do it alone. We need your help to reach our goal of $10,000 in order to launch our new range - imagine what we could achieve, together.
We're Jamie and Len, the founders and couple behind theotherstraw. Single-use plastic seriously sucks. It really frightens us to think of the beautiful world in which we live today would simply not be available for our children or grand-children. This is a sad reality if we continue to consume single-use plastics at our current rate.
theotherstraw was born from our devotion to the ocean and eagerness to address plastic pollution. With 8 million tons of plastic being dumped into our oceans every year, our marine life is swallowing more plastic than ever before. We’re here to uphold the beautiful, clean Australia. Together, we can turn the tide on plastic pollution and protect our beautiful oceans and natural environments.
- Since launching in October 2018, we’ve put 28,000 reusable bamboo straws in peoples' beverages! This means that we’ve prevented millions of single-use plastic straws entering landfills and our oceans.
- 3080 conversations about plastic waste and pollution sparked by theotherstraw with businesses and individuals around Australia.
- 11,500 individuals and businesses educated on the impacts of single-use plastic straws and their plastic footprint.
- 45 local ocean cleanups supported.
- A portion of our profits support ocean cleanups and protection projects in Australia.
We have also been supporting economic opportunities and sustainable job creation to Hmong people and minority groups in Northern Vietnam. This helps improve the livelihoods and well-being for themselves, their families and their communities
By supporting theotherstraw, you’re helping reduce plastic pollution as well as empowering Vietnamese communities. We work alongside local ethnic minority groups in Northern Vietnam to design, grow and harvest our bamboo straws. We work to improve the livelihoods and well-being for themselves through support and sustainable job creation.
Yes, that's right - we need you! We want to make our dreams into a reality, but simply we can't do it without your help.
We have chosen Sendle as our delivery partner within Australia due to their 100% carbon neutral service. No plastic satchels here, all your goods will arrive in environmentally friendly packaging with all recycled and post-consumer materials!
Our sole ambition is embedded in the values and vision of our enterprise; which is working towards a world free from plastic.
THE BAD NEWS - By 2030, the rate of plastic pollution is expected to double - the biggest impact expected to hit our oceans.
THE GOOD NEWS - We have the power to change this, TOGETHER. By our 2030, we'll see an Australia free from single-use plastic. Free from plastic straws, bags, cutlery and all those nasty plastics polluting our landfills, waterways, natural environments and oceans. It all starts here. Are you in?
Not your everyday rewards. Our rewards have been exclusively created to support a better world. Show your appreciation to Mother Earth and by supporting theotherstraw - she'll be forever grateful.