As bamboo is a newer concept and not the mainstream type of sipping tool, we thought we would get you in the loop with some frequently asked WTFs we have come across throughout our bamboo journey.

Why bamboo sippers?

Bamboo is a perfect option for a reusbale straw. Biodegradable, organic and naturally antibacterial. Need we say more? Well we will.

Bamboo is fully sustainable, strong, naturally antibacterial and resistant to mould and mildew. It grows to full height in under five years and can be harvested easily.

If you look at other plastic straw alternatives there are quite a few reasons why bamboo is better. 

Metal straws can take up to 200 years to decompose, they are not biodegradable, organic or naturally antibacterial and paper straws aren't reusable and become wet and soggy before your drink is half finished! Common, we all know it.

With Earth Shoots, when you feel that the lifespan of your bamboo straw is up you can simply put it in your garden or compost. We have actually used them in the garden as plant posts and they work a treat. Also, we may or may not use them for drumming and playing all kinds of instruments. 

The fact is that they will not end up in landfill and if for some silly reason they do, they will 100% biodegrade. Leaving us feeling better about our life choices. Well this one anyway.

How long do bamboo sippers last?

One bamboo straw can be washed hundreds of times and can have a lifespan of up to a year depending on how they are cared for. 

If you hand wash and dry your precious Earth Shoot you will tend to see that they last ages.

If you are all about convenience and chuck them in the dishwasher after each use then they will not last as long but still at least 3 months of every day use.

When you feel it is time for a refresh of your stock simply put your old straws in the compost, get online and order some new ones. A few days later you are stocked up with some new shoots to show off to all of your friends and family. It is cutting edge stuff really. 

Is it sanitary to reuse bamboo?

Hell yeah.They are hygienic and perfect for adults and children. Bamboo is naturally antibacterial and resistant to mould and mildew. As long as you take care of these sippers they will be sure to take care of you. 

Are bamboo straws good for the environment?

Bamboo straws are 100% biodegradable and eco-friendly! By making the decision to switch to bamboo, you can be confident knowing that you're taking steps towards helping to achieve a plastic free world or even just a less plastic infested world for now.