Frequently Asked Questions

Are RiceStraws™ edible?
If you have the habit of chewing your straw while drinking, then it’s perfectly safe to do so. But if you’re planning to eat RiceStraws™ on your next meal, then that would be one expensive dish. RiceStraws™ are designed to help you enjoy your drink.
What are RiceStraws™ made out of?
From the sun, wind, rain and mother nature’s gifts. It’s made of rice harvested from farms and tapioca starch which serves as its binder. So yes, it’s 100% natural. 
How long do RiceStraws™ last?
In your milk tea and frappe, it lasts as long as 6 hours. Long enough for you to enjoy your favorite drinks and give your friends a quick update about your lastest escapade. 
After drinking, your RiceStraws™ should be good enough to be thrown away. But don’t worry about it ending up in the oceans or landfills. Turtles and baracudas can safely eat it.
After 90 days, yup, your RiceStraws go back to the earth with the help of the worms. There you have it, zero waste. 
If you don’t plan to drink from your RiceStraws™ in the next month or so, you still have two years for it to stay great on the shelf. Treat it the way you would treat rice, store it in a not-so-hot, not-so-wet area. 
Where are RiceStraws™ made? 
We chose to partner with a Malaysian company whose employees are experts in eco-friendly products and champions in zero waste practice. The company is annually audited by an independent third party for occupational health, safety and factory standards. 
Do you have a return policy?
It’s pretty hard for us to imagine why you’d want to return your RiceStraws™. But if you change your mind and want to go back to plastic, we will accept your unused/unopened package within a 30 day window. 
Can I use my RiceStraws™ with hot drinks?
Sure! RiceStraws™ are great for all temperatures of liquids. 
This is so awesome. How do I get others to #switchthestraw?
Awesome! We need more people who are aware of the dangers of plastic to our health and planet. Check out our website, join our movement and convince other people and especially businesses to make the switch from disposable to sustainable.